Doom Eternal won’t use Aussie composer Mick Gordon for DLC

id Software’s Marty Stratton has taken to Reddit to deliver his side of the story in regards t other controversy surrounding surrounding Aussie composer Mick Gordon’s contributions to the Doom Eternal soundtrack.

“While many fans like the OST, there is speculation and criticism around the fact that the game’s talented and popular composer, Mick Gordon, edited and “mixed” only 12 of the 59 tracks on the OST – the remainder being edited by our Lead Audio Designer here at id,” Stratton wrote.

“Some have suggested that we’ve been careless with or disrespectful of the game music. Others have speculated that Mick wasn’t given the time or creative freedom to deliver something different or better. The fact is – none of that is true.”

Stratton said that he and the Doom Eternal Lead Audio Designer have been receiving “direct and personal attacks” as a result of Mick Gordon’s comments on the matter.

“When asked on social media about his future with DOOM, Mick has replied, “doubt we’ll work together again.” This was surprising to see, as we have never discussed ending our collaboration with him until now – but his statement does highlight a complicated relationship,” Stratton continued. “Our challenges have never been a matter of creative differences. Mick has had near limitless creative autonomy over music composition and mixing in our recent DOOM games, and I think the results have been tremendous.”

While you should read the lengthy post in full, Stratton concluded by saying that “for the immediate future, we are at the point of moving on and won’t be working with Mick on the DLC we currently have in production.”

Doom Eternal is available now on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.

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