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Halo composer Marty O’Donnell has contract terminated at Bungie

Halo composer Marty O’Donnell has been terminated by Bungie, according to the musician.

Speaking via his own personal twitter account, O'Donnell wrote, "I'm saddened to say that Bungie’s board of directors terminated me without cause on April 11, 2014."

There is usually a reason for people leaving companies of course, however Bungie's statement did not hint as to what this could be.

"For more than a decade, Marty O'Donnell filled our worlds with unforgettable sounds and soundtracks, and left an indelible mark on our fans. Today, as friends, we say goodbye. We know that wherever his journey takes him, he will always have a bright and hopeful future.

We wish him luck in all his future endeavors."

Given O'Donnell's tone it seems he feels that is departure was on unfair terms, so this may not be the last we are hearing of the matter.

Edited On 16 Apr, 2014

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Robichoico 3 years ago
The last bit of quality has left the building!
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Old Timer 3 years ago
I read something about this last night but was too tired to read the whole story. I also saw on Twitter last night that a lead designer and game producer at Bungie were also about to walk/be shown out the door. I hate to hear that anyone loses their jobs but I'm sure with the talent they have they will have no trouble finding new employment. 343 Studio's should take advantage here!
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Im Going Space 3 years ago
Oh, well that sucks. I really liked what he did with music for halo, and was hoping to get that again in destiny. I agree that 343 should capitalise on this departure and get him on board. I feel this may well have something to do with activision strangling the company to some unrealistic goals. Even for bungie. EA murdered DICE, i HOPE activ dont do the same to Bungie!
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I thought Activision were only the publishers they don't actually own Bungie. To be fair though you never hear of anyone being sacked and saying they deserved it they always feel it was unfair and should not have happened.
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Dead 3 years ago
I expect Activision are shareholders as well as publishers, and probably have a great deal of say in what goes on.

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