Former Halo and Destiny Composer Wins Lawsuit Against Bungie
It's been a while since we heard an update in the lawsuit between the man who made the iconic Halo theme, Marty O'Donnell, and his former company that he helped create, Bungie. Last year, Bungie stripped music and audio chief Marty O'Donnell of his company founders' shares. In a previous part of the suit, O'Donnell was awarded $95,000 in unpaid wages that he should have originally gotten when Bungie let him go.
Polygon reports that O'Donnell has finally won his big case against Bungie. Now, O'Donnell has gotten his stock holdings in Bungie returned to him as well as $142,500 for the work he did during his final four months at Bungie before he was fired. It is believed that the stock holdings in Bungie are going to be the largest chunk of his winnings from the lawsuit. Surprisingly, O'Donnell had an entire original suite of music made with former Beatle Paul McCartney that was to be used in Destiny, but it was replaced by some generic songs that were used in Destiny's E3 2013 trailer. Apparently, O'Donnell fought to keep the trailer from being published without his music, which led to arguments and disruptions at Bungie's meetings. O'Donnell claims he was trying to thwart Activision's influences and arbitrary decisions while trying to uphold Bungie's old, community-oriented way of doing things.
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