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Bungie responds to ‘Destiny’ development controversy

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Bungie has issued a response in regards to a recent development controversy surrounding “Destiny.” According to a report from Game Planet on April 17, the studio decided to thank Marty O’Donnell for his contributions. However, the company did not provide a reason as to why he was fired last week.

Bungie acknowledge that Marty O’Donnell left a big mark on their community of enthusiasts. The company also reassured fans that the future for the composer should be optimistic in spite of the firing. In addition to the upcoming “Destiny,” Marty O’Donnell also composed tracks for the “Halo” franchise, including the popular theme for the series.

The statement provided from Bungie appeared more cordial than the message left by the composer, who posted on Twitter that he was terminated without cause from the board of directors at the company. It appears that they may have been some tensions between the studio and Marty O’Donnell. You can find a screenshot from the upcoming “Destiny” video game from the Bungie Twitter page with the image embedded to the top of this article. The official statement from the company in regards to the development controversy can be seen below:

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.

It is unknown if the scores composed by Marty O’Donnell would be included in “Destiny.” Bungie is planning to create the next gaming franchise with the shared-world first-person shooter. The studio ended up signing a ten-year deal with Activision to developed multiple games and expansions.

The first title of the series is going to be made available on Sept. 9 for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Playstation players are going to get several exclusive features such as early access to the multiplayer beta that is due to hit later this summer. The PS3 and PS4 versions will also be getting exclusive DLC. “Destiny” should be featured once again during this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, which takes place several months before the launch of the video game.

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