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O’Donnell, Bungie court documents reveal Destiny’s story was “substantially revised”

Documents made available as a result of the Marty O’Donnell lawsuit against Bungie and Activision reveal that Destiny‘s story was “substantially revised”, further causing the game to be delayed by almost one full year.

The documents, published by Venturebeat, explain the situation in detail.

“Although Destiny was planned for release in September 2013, the story was substantially revised beginning August 2013,” the documents read in paragraph 10 of section II. “Requiring a new release date of March 2014 and edits to much of the work previously completed.

“After a brief vacation/sabbatical in early fall, O’Donnell returned, worked on the story and recorded dialogue, but wrote no additional music. His supervisor and the audio team did not consider him to be fully engaged in the work of Audio Director. For reasons unrelated to O’Donnell’s performance, the release date was again moved, to September 2014.”

The timing of the above seems to align with Lead Writer Joseph Staten’s departure from Bungie.

In the lead up to Destiny‘s “The Taken King”, Bungie has promised the upcoming content will have a proper story line.



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