Video game music has become more appreciated over the years, and now the best music gaming has to offer will now be awarded with the biggest prize in music.

The Grammy Awards are adding a category for Best Video Game Score to this year's awards, along with new categories for Songwriter Of The Year and Best Song For Social Change.

Announcing the updates to the awards ceremony, CEO of the Recording Academy Harvey Mason said "The Academy’s top priority is to effectively represent the music people that we serve, and each year, that entails listening to our members and ensuring our rules and guidelines reflect our ever-evolving industry."

The full title of the video game category is "Best Score Soundtrack For Video Games And Other Interactive Media" which is a bit of a mouthful, but gets the point across.

The award "recognises excellence in score soundtrack albums comprised predominately of original scores and created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current video game or other interactive media released within the qualification period."

Video game music is now treated with the same reverence as other forms of music, with video game scores often performed by orchestras in various cities around the world.

Last year's Olympics opening ceremony in Tokyo featured a medley of some of the best video game music the Japanese video game industry has blessed us with over the years, with music from the likes of 'Sonic', 'Final Fantasy', and 'Kingdom Hearts' played as athletes entered the arena.

Just last year, gamers were treated to fantastic scores in titles such as 'Deathloop', 'Metroid Dread', and 'Psychonauts 2', and earlier this year, the score for PlayStation blockbuster 'Horizon: Forbidden West' was also commended by critics.

The Grammys for 2022 will take place in Los Angeles in late January or early February next year, with over 90 competitive categories up for grabs.

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