news\ Apr 18, 2014 at 9:58 am

Destiny unaffected by O'Donnell's firing from Bungie


Development of Destiny will continue unaffected despite the recent termination of its composer Martin O'Donnell. Speaking to Eurogamer, Bungie's chief operating officer Pete Parsons said that O'Donnell's music would remain in the game, and that his departure would not negatively impact development of the eagerly awaited Destiny. In fact, much of the game has already been completed, Parsons told the site.

"I think the Bungie fanbase is going to look forward to hearing Marty's music, Mike Salvatori's music, C. Paul's music and Paul McCartney's music in the game," Parsons said. "That's going to be exciting for people. It's going to be a great, fantastic experience."

"I believe people will be transported not just by the activities and the stories within the Destiny universe but by the sights and the wonderful sounds and music," he added. "We have a fantastic team. We're pretty close to shipping. There's a lot of polish left to do, lots of tweaking and tuning, but a lot is already complete."

Earlier this week, the legendary composer, who worked on the Halo series as well as Destiny, claimed he was fired "without cause" by Bungie's board of directors last week.

Parsons wouldn't go into specifics regarding O'Donnell's departure, but Bungie did post a rather mysterious statement titled "There are those who said this day would never come..." about the firing.

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