Welcome to a new filler dev diary for Stellaris, normal service will resume next week according to the game’s illustrious leader, @Wiz.
This week we wanted to talk to you about music for Stellaris and what our intentions are with it. Since the game came out, we’ve continuously added new music through the paid content that has been released, but to date, have not made this music available outside of the game itself. Going forward, our plan is to ensure that all music for Stellaris is available through other channels as well, as it is excellent and we’re aware that our fans enjoy listening to it even when they aren’t playing the game (not sure when that is, but apparently so).
The first part of this endeavour will be to make the music available through Steam. Rather than add multiple new music packs each time we create new music, we will be rolling all existing and new music into the Stellaris Official Sound Track (OST). In conjunction with this, the price of the OST on Steam, will increase from $4.99 to $6.99 (USD or regional equivalent), with the information displayed on the store page changed to reflect that the OST is all music ever created for Stellaris (this price change will apply to all countries). This is going to be a living OST, it will contain music from the base game, Leviathans, Utopia, Synthetic Dawn and all future paid content as well, for one fixed price.
The price change and update to add the additional music will occur on Thursday 2nd November 2017. That is two weeks from today.
Those of you interested in buying the OST, now is a great time to do it, before we change the price. Everyone who currently owns the OST, and those that own it by the 2nd November, will naturally get all the music at no extra charge.
The next step after this will be release all the music onto streaming services, such as Spotify. Currently you can find the base game music on Spotify, but we are in the process of updating our label with Spotify which should be done in the next couple of months. Once that is done, the rest of Stellaris’ music will be uploaded there as well, and we’ll announce it through the community channels when it is done.
To recap, here is the important information:
Stellaris OST on Steam
- Price change from $4.99 to $6.99 on Thursday 2nd November (USD or regional equivalent).
- OST will contain all music for Stellaris, existing and new, updated with each new release.
- All new music will be uploaded to Spotify by the end of the year (if all goes to plan).
- You will also get all the songs we add in the future
- Please note that you will still be able to buy the Stellaris OST in Steam as that has a different item ID than the game bundle, hence Steam doesn't know you already own the OST!