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Steam is now selling game soundtracks on their own

Steam is now selling game soundtracks on their own

Steam users will soon be able to pick up a game's soundtrack without buying the title itself.

That's according to Steam Database on Twitter (below), which says that Valve has implemented a new "music" type app for the purchase of gaming soundtracks, meaning that Steam users will be able to buy soundtracks without owning the base game.

"Valve has implemented "Music" app type, which means game soundtracks can be bought without owning the base game, and there's extra track metadata," said SteamDB.

"Existing soundtrack DLCs will have to be converted manually though (probably by the publishers)."

However, this new feature is not automatically applied to existing soundtracks. Individual developers and publishers need to update the listings themselves.

As an example, the Steam Database used indie title die young. The action survival game has one of the early soundtracks supporting the feature. Currently, it costs $4.49 to own with a 10 per cent discount.

Steam users have been able to purchase soundtracks for a long time - the fact that they were labelled as DLC meant the base game also needed to be bought.


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