Halo Composer Terminated ‘Without Cause’
You would think that composing music to one of Microsoft’s biggest franchises would further your job security, but you would be wrong if you did.
Marty O’Donnell, a music composer for the Halo franchise was recently terminated from his job at Bungie for unknown reasons earlier this week.
O’Donnell started at Bungie in 2000 composing music for Oni, one of Bungie’s games, and then began composing for the Halo trilogy, Halo 3, Halo ODST, and Halo Reach. He had also began working on music with Paul McCartney for Bungie’s upcoming title Destiny.
“I’m saddened to say that Bungie’s board of directors terminated me without cause on April 11, 2014,” O’Donnell tweeted.
Bungie released a statement regarding his termination.
“For more than a decade, Marty O’Donnell filled our worlds with unforgettable sounds and soundtracks, and left an indelible mark on our fans,” wrote Bungie community manager David Dague. “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.”