Long time music composer Martin O’Donnel who is known for his work on the Halo series has been terminated by Bungie’s board of directors.
As of today, O’Donnel has composed the music for each and every Halo game that was developed by Bungie. Moreover, the music in the trailers of the upcoming title Destiny was also worked on by him.
The announcement of his termination came through his Twitter profile, where he wrote:
I’m saddened to say that Bungie’s board of directors terminated me without cause on April 11, 2014.
— Marty O’Donnell (@MartyTheElder) April 16, 2014
Martin O’Donnel won multiple awards for his compositions in the films as well as video games. The first project he assisted Bungie with was called Myth: The Fallen Lords, way back in 1997.
Upon the departure of a veteran music composer, the company said:
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.
Destiny is the first title from Bungie studio after making one of the best franchises on the Xbox 360 “HALO”. Their last Halo project was called Halo: Reach after that, they departed from Microsoft and joined forces with Activision.
There are a lot of expectations from the game and we hope the developers can keep the high standards that they have set with Halo when the game releases on 9th of September for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
What are your thoughts on the departure of Martin O’Donnel from Bungie? Do you think Destiny can live up to its hype? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!