There are few sounds more closely associated with the original Xbox than the ethereal soundtrack of Halo. The man responsible for this iconic soundscape, Martin O’Donnell, went on to score several further instalments in this bestselling series for Bungie.
In more recent times, O’Donnell has been contributing to the soundtrack for Bungie’s forthcoming Destiny, a project has seen him collaborate Beatles legend Paul McCartney.
Despite these past successes, O’Donnell and Bungie have this week parted ways in rather mysterious circumstances.
The former revealed the split by telling his Twitter followers that, “I’m saddened to say that Bungie’s board of directors terminated me without cause on April 11, 2014.”
The latter responded with “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.”
Neither party has commented any further following these initial statements.