Bethesda denies allegations made by composer Mick Gordon regarding the DOOM Eternal soundtrack controversy.
In case you didn’t know, let’s recap. In May 2020, DOOM Eternal executive producer Marty Stratton addressed “speculation and criticism” that surrounds the soundtrack of the game. The statement was made in a long reddit post.
DOOM Eternal Producer Responded To The Accusations
“Some have suggested that we have been careless or disrespectful of the game’s music,Stratton said.Others have speculated that [Gordon] he was not given the time or creative freedom to come up with something different or better. The fact is that none of it is true.”
In a nutshell, Mick Gordon, who composed the soundtrack for DOOM (2016) and its sequel, claimed that Bethesda provided lack of information, little to no communication, and unrealistic deadlines that resulted in difficult work hours, to name but a few. not to mention the claims of unpaid work.
Additionally, it was reported that much of the DOOM Eternal soundtrack was edited in-house by id Software’s lead audio designer. However, Gordon claimed that his editing of the tracks was not up to his level.
Gordon was not happy with Bethesda and id Software
Additionally, Gordon later claimed that the clues that id Software had rejected were later found in the released version of the game. Gordon also claimed that he was not paid for the tracks that were apparently discarded.
Stratton continued: “What has become unacceptable to me are the direct and personal attacks on our lead audio designer, particularly considering his outstanding contributions to the game, as well as the damage this mischaracterization is doing to the many talented people who have contributed to the game and they continue to do so. support him”
Gordon responded with proof of his claims.
However, after waiting almost two years, Mick Gordon responded to the statement made by Matt Stratton in 2020. Gordon’s statement went into great detail in giving his version of events. Furthermore, Gordon apparently provided various pieces of evidence to support his claims. You can read the accounts of Mick Gordon here if you want more details.
Well, Bethesda has now responded to the accusations made by Mick Gordon and accused the composer of “characterized and misrepresented the team at id Software, the development of Doom Eternal, Marty Stratton and Chad Mossholder with a one-sided and unfair account of an irreparable professional relationship”.
Bethesda denies Doom Eternal allegations
“We are aware of all the details and history of this matter and wholeheartedly stand with Marty, Chad and the id Software team,”, the statement continued. “We reject the distortion of the truth and the selective presentation of incomplete ‘facts’. We are ready with full and complete documented evidence to disclose in an appropriate location as needed.”
During Gordon’s recent response, he made it clear that his problem lies with the management of id Software and Bethesda, and not with the entire development team. Gordon also pleaded with fans not to harass any team or individual.
In Bethesda’s statement, he also pleaded with fans that “refrain from jumping to conclusions based on his account, and more importantly, from attacking any of the people mentioned on either side, including Marty, Chad, or Mick.”
there are always two sides
It’s worth keeping in mind that there are always two sides to a story. At this time, it appears that only Mick Gordon has provided receipts to support his claims. So, we’ll wait to see if Bethesda can back up her own claims with the statements provided.
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