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We don't know the reasons behind it, but Destiny developer Bungie and longtime composer Martin O'Donnell have parted ways. O'Donnell's credited work with Bungie stretches all the way back to Myth: The Fallen Lords, released in 1997. But it's his definitive work on the Halo series that cemented O'Donnell's legendary status. When Bungie split off from Microsoft in 2007, he stayed with the developer as it completed two more Halo games and eventually moved to a new larger studio space to create Destiny. According to an interview published today on Eurogamer, O'Donnell's music on Destiny was nearly complete and will still appear in the game.
Today we look back at some of our favorite songs from every game in this fruitful relationship. Note that all of the game soundtracks included writing partner Michael Salvatori and later music featured C Paul Johnson.
This is just a taste of all the great musical memories from Bungie and Martin O'Donnell's collaboration. Be sure to dig deeper into these soundtracks with playlists on places like YouTube and Spotify. We leave you with a look at brighter times when we interviewed Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori for our Destiny cover trip.
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