Announced via the composer’s Twitter account late on April 15th, Bungie’s board of directors fired the man behind the soundtrack and voice acting direction of Bungie’s most famous franchise, Halo.
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
This news comes as shock to many fans of the franchise and developer as O’Donnell, a Major moving part of Bungie for over ten years, was in the midst of collaborative efforts with Paul McCartney and Mike Salvatori to design sound and music for the upcoming AAA shooter, Destiny. Not much is known regarding the circumstances of the firing, but Bungie did issue the following statement on their site, titled “There are those who said this day would never come…”
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.