Bethesda rejects DOOM Eternal composer allegations, says it’s a “distortion of truth”


Publisher Bethesda Software has finally responded to DOOM Eternal composer Mick Gordon’s allegations of the game’s botched soundtrack.

Bethesda is now saying Gordon’s allegations have “mischaracterized and misrepresented” both the team at id Software and key staff like fellow composer Marty Stratton.

The publisher rejects Gordon’s “distortion of the truth” and the “selective presentation of incomplete ‘facts.'”

Per our previous report, Gordon alleged that the game’s final soundtrack was never shared with him prior to release, amidst claims the entire thing was poorly produced.

Gordon also claimed Stratton was initially willing to work together to jointly address the soundtrack, only to abruptly throw most of the blame onto Gordon.

Here’s the word from Bethesda Softworks / id Software:

Bethesda response on DOOM Eternal

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.

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