Ex-Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell wins lawsuit against company

Codenamed Bungie projects unearthed

As reported by VentureBeat’s Dean Takahashi, ex-Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell has won his lawsuit against his former company. As a recap, back in 2014, O’Donnell, famous for composing the Halo series as well as Destiny, noted that he had been terminated “without cause” from the company on April 11.

O’Donnell subsequently sued Bungie’s president and the case was settled quite swiftly, but his case against Bungie proper persisted. It’s now known that he has been awarded stock in the company as a result of his former employer’s violation of his contract, even though he is no longer employed there. He’s also entitled to compensation of an undisclosed amount for his work on Destiny. Bungie’s appeal of the preliminary ruling has been denied.

As an “extra” of sorts, a list of upcoming projects was unearthed through court documents, which are discussed under the codenames “Tiger” and “Comet.” Presumably, Tiger is Destiny 1.0, which is now getting its next major retail release this month in the form of an expansion. “Releases 3 and 4” of Project Tiger will presumably be two more expansions (slated for 2017 and 2019), with “Comet” serving as Destiny 2 in 2020.

Of course this is all speculative, but it seems plausible.

Ex-Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell wins epic legal fight with former bosses [VentureBeat]

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