Another Beloved Destiny Composer Skye Lewin Has Left Bungie, After Michael Salvatori and Michael Sechrist

By Zuhaad Ali
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It appears another beloved Destiny composer, Skye Lewin, left Bungie earlier this year.

The news follows the layoffs of famed composers Michael Salvatori and Michael Sechrist, who were let go in October 2023, as part of Bungie’s 8% reduction in workforce. According to Lewin’s LinkedIn profile, he left Bungie in January 2024, and any reference to his employment at Bungie has also been removed from his website.

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Before that, he was serving as Audio Director and Composer since December 2020. Lewin had been with Bungie since 2014, contributing significantly to the game’s rich and immersive audio landscape.

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Destiny 2 Has Lost Another Beloved Composer

In a comment to The Game Post, Lewin expressed his deep appreciation for his time at Bungie and the team he worked with: “I have nothing but love for all the people at Bungie, and I have no doubt that things will continue to come out great.”

Below is the list of soundtracks that Lewin composed for Destiny during his time at Bungie (thanks, AtlyxMusic):

  • The Fallen
  • Prey
  • The World’s Grave
  • The Vex
  • Siege Dancers
  • Ishtar Sink
  • Chronologies
  • Kell Rising
  • Betrayer
  • Whispers
  • Visage of Oryx
  • Into the Void
  • The Awoken
  • The Court of Oryx
  • Wolf Walker
  • Deathsinger Dirge
  • Enemy of My Enemy
  • The Dreadnaught
  • Ancient Walls
  • Dark Blade
  • Transept
  • Taken Down
  • Long Live the King
  • Last Stand
  • The Sword
  • The Coming War
  • Cabal Breach
  • The Taken
  • Vestian Outpost
  • Narthex
  • All Part of the Plan
  • Rise of Iron
  • Eyes Up
  • At Peace
  • Requies Aeterna
  • The Last Iron Lord
  • Lord’s Watch
  • Iron Tomb
  • Siege Engine
  • The Archpriest
  • Inner Light
  • Lost Light
  • Journey
  • Red Legion
  • The Wilds
  • Be Brave
  • Homecoming
  • Ikora
  • The Hunted
  • Scavenger’s Den
  • Home of the Brave
  • Voyage
  • Aracdia
  • Guardian’s Sacrifice
  • Resist the Legion
  • The Last City
  • The Fanatic
  • Guns’ Blazin
  • Scorned
  • The Man They Called Cayde
  • Guardian Down
  • Terroris Somnum
  • Whispers in the Dark
  • Heretical Omen
  • The Sanctified Mind
  • Beyond Light
  • Look Within
  • Reservations
  • Unveiled
  • Reflection
  • Europa
  • Second Thoughts
  • Whiteout
  • Athanasia
  • Security Breach
  • The Domain
  • Override
  • Lucent World
  • Lepidopterophobia
  • Hidden Truth
  • Revive and Reload
  • The Witness
  • Lightfall
  • Future Unknown
  • Discipline
  • Desperate Measures
  • Tyrant Overthrown
  • Tenebrium
  • Solus
  • Diffracted Truth
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With Lewin’s exit, it seems the Destiny music team is comprised of Josh Mosser, Pieter Schlosser, and Rotem Moav, with Schlosser and Moav contracted for expansion music rather than working at Bungie full-time. The October 2023 layoffs sparked a wave of concern and criticism within the Destiny community, with many questioning the future direction of the game’s music.

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The good news is, for The Final Shape soundtrack, fans can expect to hear tracks from Salvatori, Sechrist, and Lewin. However, this expansion will likely be the last one featuring soundtracks from these three composers.

Lewin’s confidence in the team suggests a smooth transition, despite the concerns that may arise from such a departure. His compositions, along with those of Salvatori, Sechrist, Josh Mosser, Pieter Schlosser, and Rotem Moav, have been integral to the franchise, setting the tone and enhancing the overall experience for players.

Apart from that, Bungie has recently revealed a list of exotic weapons that will be getting tweaked in The Final Shape. If you wish to learn more about it, make sure to check out our article here.

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Destiny 2 The Final Shape is set to launch on June 4, 2024, on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

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