Paul McCartney Refused Payment for Work on Destiny

Destiny is one of those games that incorporates a blend of sights and sounds, utilizing the best technology to create an immersive experience. The game, at times, feels more like reality than not and this is in part due to the audio and the soundtrack for the game. For those who don’t know, big name celebrity and monumental musician, Paul McCartney of the Beatles, contributed to the soundtrack.

McCartney wrote and played the original song that plays during the credits of Destiny. Now Bungie community manager, Eric Osbourne, told Vulture that the bassist refused payment for the project. “There was no check involved, big or otherwise. He’s in it for the creativity.” Osbourne told them, “He got a wonderful opportunity to reach an audience that wouldn’t typically be immersed in Paul McCartney. They might hear the name—of course he’s everywhere, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics, obviously he’s touring and recording nonstop—but he sees it as a way to reach a new audience that might not otherwise hear his music.” With a net worth of approximately $1.2 billion McCartney didn’t exactly need the money, but to do a project such as this for free is a big deal. Either way, we as fans and gamers appreciate the work. Thank you Mr.McCartney!

Destiny released earlier in the week for Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.