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Marty O'Donnell. Photo via Wikipedia.
Marty O’Donnell. Photo via Wikipedia.

Marty O’Donnell, a longtime music composer for titles like Halo, Destiny, Riven and Myst, was fired by Bungie’s Board of Directors last week.

O’Donnell revealed the news on his Twitter feed Tuesday evening, writing that “I’m saddened to say that Bungie’s board of directors terminated me without cause on April 11, 2014.”

Bungie, the Bellevue-based studio that Microsoft acquired in 2000 and then split from in 2007, penned a short note on its website less than an hour after O’Donnell’s tweet. The blog post, titled “There are those who said this day would never come…,” reads:

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.

While Bungie’s note mentions the two sides still being “friends,” it’s unclear whether this was an amicable split — O’Donnell’s tweet certainly makes it seem otherwise.

O’Donnell, who started at Bungie in 2000, is best known for composing the widely-popular soundtracks for the Halo series and had been working on music for Bungie’s highly-anticipated Destiny game.

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