Marty O’Donnell is Suing Bungie

Update: Apparently O’Donnell is only suing Bungie’s CEO, Harold Ryan, and not the whole Bungie company.

This is a headline you probably never wanted to read, but unfortunately it is true.

Legendary music composer Marty O’Donnell has filed a lawsuit against Bungie following his termination from the company this past April. The claim filed against Bungie and its chief executive, Harold Ryan, is in response to Bungie’s neglect to pay O’Donnell for things like paid time off, unpaid vacation time, and other instances.

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O’Donnell was terminated “without cause” this past April which has had the Halo and Destiny community scrambling for answers. Until we actually know what happened (although we may never know), try not to point fingers at either Bungie or O’Donnell.

O’Donnell has been the heart and soul behind Bungie’s iconic game soundtracks since 1999. It’s a shame to see the two parties go their separate ways, but just try and remember the good times and not the bad.

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  • Michael Loomis

    “Hi O’Donnell, we nee you to write us some amazing, unforgettable soundtracks for the biggest game ever made. When your done, we’ll take that music, and you can pack your things because this is all we’re doing from now on…”

    O’Donnell was a great composer. I still have my Halo 2 CD, with all his music. His music would of made Destiny even greater than what it is now, but I think Bungie wants to try a different look for this new IP. Whatever the outcome, I know 3 things.

    1: O’Donnell changed video game music forever; and will not be forgotten.

    2: Bungie has to make tough choices to ensure its IP will succeed.

    3: Even if O’Donnell inst the man behind the podium, Destiny will be amazing.

    Now for everyone’s listening pleasure, here is O’Donnell’s most memorable track 🙂

  • Squatchmen

    Good for him

  • Afraz

    Is that an opening at 343i I see? MARTIN QUICK, DON’T LOSE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH HALO AGAIN!!

  • Christopher Cowgill

    Actually, He stated that he is only suing the CEO of Bungie, not Bungie itself

    • TimAuthor

      Ahh, thank you for the clarification.

      • Christopher Cowgill

        Your welcome.

  • Kenshiro Genjuro

    I like Marty therefore I’m pretty sure the CEO deserves it. (Slightly) more objectively, I have friends that have programmed for numerous gaming companies as well and Marty’s claims don’t sound unrealistic at all. Really, companies shirking their benefit responsibilities is a major problem across the whole USofA so why is this any surprise?

    Marty is the man and deserves better.