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Halo, Destiny composer & audio director Martin O’Donnell fired by Bungie

So far, 2014 has seen many games industry veterans leaving companies or shifting around. Bungie is the latest developer to see the departure of one of their most established and famed members: audio director and composer Martin “Marty” O’Donnell. Interestingly enough, the news came tonight when he tweeted that he was fired “without cause.”

(Link to the full story on PlayStation Universe)

There are those who said this day would never come.

"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.”

Bungie, I love you to death.  However, I will only say this once: You fucked up.  Hard.

vitacide asked:

Do you know if Destiny will be cross platform as in if I'm on my xbox could I play with my friend on ps4 cooperatively?

Unfortunately, Destiny will not have crossplatform multiplayer across console platforms. It is not confirmed whether or not it will have cross-generational multiplayer between different versions of one company’s console (say, whether Xbox 360 players will be able to play with Xbox One players), but this will most likely also not be possible.

jesters-paradise asked:

I need the Beta in my life. When will it embrace me?

As do I.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to get it until the summer, and Sony players (PS4 & PS3) will have earlier access than Microsoft (XB1 & XB360).

Half of speculation seems to have it that it will be early May- early June, similar to Halo 3’s beta.  The other half, as well as myself, believes that it will coincide with bungie day (7/7/2014), and Microsoft fans would see it the following week (7/14/14), as a sort of “bungie day v2” because of all the multiples of 7.