Bethesda responds to and rejects DOOM composer's allegations
Things are getting messier
Just last week, DOOM/DOOM Eternal composer Mick Gordon put out a lengthy statement detailing the supposed mishandling of his work for the DOOM Eternal soundtrack, and accused DOOM Eternal’s executive producer of lying about the entire situation. You can read a full summary events here, but today brings us comment from Bethesda themselves.
In a statement released via Twitter, Bethesda rejects Gordon’s account and suggest they have the proof to back up their side. You can see the full statement from Bethesda below.
“The recent post by Mick Gordon both mischaracterized and misrepresented the team at id Software, the development of DOOM Eternal, Marty Stratton, and Chad Mossholder with a one-sided and unjust account of an irreparable professional relationship.
We are aware of all the details and history in this matter and unequivocally support Marty, Chad, and the team at id Software. We reject the distortion of the truth and selective presentation of incomplete “facts.” We stand ready with full and complete documented evidence to disclose in an appropriate venue as needed.
The statements posted online have incited harassment and threats of violence against Marty, Chad, and the id Software team. Any threats or harassment directed towards members of our teams will be met with swift and appropriate action to protect their health and safety.
We remain incredibly proud of id’s previous collaborations with Mick Gordon and ask that fans refrain from reaching conclusions based on his account and, more importantly, from attacking any of the individuals mentioned on either side, including Marty, Chad, or Mick.”
Well this certainly keeps getting messier and more interesting. I don't really hold any opinion on the situation other than I hope whatever really happened comes to light.
As far as official statements go, at least they have evidence to back up their side (or so they claim). I'm curious to see how much further this goes.
Did you read Mick's article, by chance? He had an absurd amount of evidence on his side, complete with timestamps on emails and music files that disprove what Marty's Reddit post said. Their tone and wording in this response is also perfectly in line with how Mick's been saying they've been treating him, going so far as to attempt to legally force him to silence about the situation with these same "mischaracterized and misrepresented" claims and saying they were one-sided. As if Marty's reddit post wasn't just as one-sided and unjust.
I did read the post. Although I can say my overall memory of it isn't great, but I remember it convincing me of quite a few lies in Marty's reddit post, and I do lean Mick's direction overall.
However, I will say I'm not so entirely convinced to think that I don't care about what Bethesda has to say in response to him. It could all be nonsense, but I won't rule anything out yet. I guess when I say I don't have an overall opinion, I just mean that I'm not campaigning for anything but the truth, and I hope that regardless of whats said the truth of the situation prevails and damages to either party are at least justified.