The lawsuit started in 2020 between Microsoft And Marty O’Donnell And Mike Salvatoricomposers of the chapters of Halo signed Bungiehad a happy ending: according to what was revealed by the two musicians, the parties would have found a friendly and beneficial agreement for both outside the dispute.
“Microsoft and O’Donnell / Salvatori Inc. are happy to have amicably resolved their differences“, O’Donnell reports on his Twitter profile, adding that”from now it looks like I will be able to share some of these videos again“, attaching in the tweet a movie related to a musical recording for Halo 2 which also involved the artist Steve Vai. However, the author does not explain in detail what kind of agreement would be reached with Microsoft to put an end to the legal issues.
The lawsuit concerned the management of the Halo soundtrack, based on a different view of the agreement between the Redmond house, O’Donnell and Salvatori. According to the composers, in fact, their music had been licensed to Bungie, without however receiving the necessary royalties when the latter was acquired by Microsoft in 2000; for its part, Microsoft has always understood the agreement as a commissioned (and not licensed) work with the two artists. A misunderstanding then arrived in court, but fortunately resolved to the satisfaction of all involved.
Returning to video games, however, it seems that the battle royale of Halo Infinite will be huge and separate from the base game, at least according to what the journalist said. Jez Corden. Meanwhile Certain Affinity is working on new content for Halo Infinite after strengthening its relationship with 343 Industries.