If you've played Halo, you've almost certainly been introduced to the works of Marty O'Donnell. The legendary composer worked on Halo 1-3 and Halo: Reach alongside co-composer Michael Salvatori, and eventually moved onto Destiny before co-founding his own studio (Highwire Games) in 2015.
Notably, O'Donnell didn't work on Halo 4 or Halo 5: Guardians, and in a recent interview with YouTuber The Act Man, he responded to a question of whether he'd ever return to the series:
"It certainly has crossed my mind. I still love Halo, I love the Halo music, I love what could happen in the future. I think I've sort of said this before, but the subject other than just something I've thought about, basically has never come up. Basically, you know, nobody's asked me. So, I can consider it all I want, but [it] doesn't seem to make any difference. So that's how that goes."
In a follow-up, The Act Man questioned O'Donnell on whether he's ever been approached with an offer (or reached out) to work on the series again. The composer noted that he's talked about it casually with the team at 343 Industries, but it hasn't gone any further, and later noted that the challenges of the schedule would make it difficult anyway:
"Well, let me just say this. I still have friends over at 343, I know a lot of people over there... I have spoken to them casually about it, and that's as far as it's gone. I would say I've reached out in a casual way, basically just to say you know, I'd be interested in anything you guys are interested in, whatever that might be, you know, potentially. But I just don't think that's in the cards."
"I think, as far as I can tell in terms of the schedule and the work I'm doing with my own studio Highwire [Games], I kinda think that ship has sailed, so that's not gonna happen."
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