Bungie Fires Halo Composer Marty O'Donnell "Without Cause"
Written Wednesday, April 16, 2014 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Bungie has released a statement following the firing of Halo and Destiny composer Marty O'Donnell, who provided music for the first game, its sequels and spin-offs including Halo: Reach.
In a post on Bungie's site titled: "There are those who said this day would never come..." the studio announces that O'Donnell is no longer working with the team.
"For more than a decade, Marty O’Donnell filled our worlds with unforgettable sounds and soundtracks, and left an indelible mark on our fans," Bungie's statement reads. "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."
O'Donnell's tweet in response to his firing takes a somewhat dimmer view, claiming that he was terminated by Bungie's board of directors last week. "I'm saddened to say that Bungie's board of directors terminated me without cause on April 11, 2014," he revealed.
O'Donnell had been working with Bungie on the soundtrack for Destiny, due to release in September 2014.