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EverQuest Next: SOE Live - Jeremy Soule Composing EverQuest Next

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHPosts: 2,495MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Jeremy Soule (composer on Skyrim, among others) has been announced as the composer for EverQuest Next and now is in-house working with SOE on Norrath's music. 

As announced at SOE Live's Keynote.


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  • chakalakachakalaka Missoula, MTPosts: 287Member Uncommon
    Wow!!!!!!! Jeremy is Legendary!!
  • Sajman01Sajman01 Rochester, NYPosts: 204Member
  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member
    I liked his work with GW. Nice move SoE.
  • ThomasN7ThomasN7 1, NJPosts: 6,690Member
    He did great work with Guild Wars. 
  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Uncommon
  • DeanGreyDeanGrey Fresno, CAPosts: 154Member Common
    Oblivion has a smooth listening experience that still finds its way into many of my playlists.
  • Agnostic42Agnostic42 That place, Overthere, WAPosts: 377Member Uncommon
    Cool, another good song soon to be added to Jeremy Soule on Pandora, listen to him all the time.
  • tiagotbp190tiagotbp190 TaquaritubaPosts: 28Member
    Originally posted by Nadia

    link for theme

    beatiful song

  • twruletwrule Daly City, CAPosts: 1,251Member
    "Legendary" might be pushing it, but the man does good work - good for SOE.
  • NagelRitterNagelRitter fewefw, CTPosts: 607Member
    I don't know, I think I'm in love with it already, and he plans to make it better, perhaps add a more loud tone to it.

    Favorite MMO: Vanilla WoW
    Currently playing: GW2, EVE
    Excited for: Wildstar, maybe?

  • superconductingsuperconducting Rochester, NYPosts: 843Member Uncommon

    Love it! Just a reminder to everyone:

    This is NOT the finished piece.

    Smedley said it was a rough early version and Soule said it was not done.

  • NagelRitterNagelRitter fewefw, CTPosts: 607Member
    lol, Soule almost looked like he didn't want it heard or be in the room.

    Favorite MMO: Vanilla WoW
    Currently playing: GW2, EVE
    Excited for: Wildstar, maybe?

  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,108Member Uncommon
    Ok - thats great !


  • tixylixtixylix gfff, TNPosts: 1,214Member Uncommon

    Sounds crap, so generic, nowhere near as good as The Elder Scrolls music. 

    I cannot believe they didn't attempt to keep the EverQuest music in it at all.

  • Originally posted by NagelRitter
    lol, Soule almost looked like he didn't want it heard or be in the room.

    I think he is just a very sensitive artistic individual, I'm sure to him all he heard was the imperfections in the music. It must be a very personal experience for him to write music, and having to show something unfinished was probably really hard.

  • JeroKaneJeroKane OsloPosts: 5,385Member Uncommon

    I still like the Original EverQuest 2 theme.

    That one just sticks into your mind forever.

  • MargulisMargulis Glendale, AZPosts: 1,614Member
    I think Morrowind should be talked about more than Skyrim for the score he did.
  • LorgarnLorgarn SwedenPosts: 374Member Uncommon
    NOOO WAY. Soule has been my favorite composer since Dungeon Siege. Good choice SOE, a damn good choice.
  • ZzadZzad Palma de MallorcaPosts: 1,317Member Uncommon

    Awesome composer!

    Love his work @ Guild Wars 2!

  • GaladournGaladourn AthensPosts: 1,052Member
    the theme is nice, creates the desired effect. I'm expecting Jeremy to expand a bit on it with a counter-theme and add an overture before in a more dynamic style, which in its culmination will lead to this theme.
  • CoolitCoolit FalkirkPosts: 470Member Uncommon

    This is really great news! at least I know I'll like the music even if I don't know anything about the game yet:)

  • HeikkenHeikken StockholmPosts: 1Member
    Best news in a long time. It's all about them epic tunes!
  • zevni78zevni78 grimsbyPosts: 1,133Member Uncommon

    They could not have made a better choice, I will be buying the soundtrack if not the game.



  • StebSteb Oshkosh, WIPosts: 13Member Uncommon
    To be honest, I never found his work to really be that amazing, and his work on guild wars 2 was poor compared to other games that have masterful music like FFXI in the same genre.
  • IadienIadien Charleston, WVPosts: 638Member
    Vivasvan, the reveal is later today. Music is very important, btw.
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