If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Bethesda calls Doom Eternal composer's mistreatment claims a "distortion of the truth"

Asks fans to end "harassment and threats".

Bethesda has responded to recent claims made by composer Mick Gordon, calling his lengthy account of mistreatment while working with id Software on the Doom Eternal soundtrack "one-sided and unjust" and a "distortion of the truth".

Back in May 2020, Doom Eternal executive producer Marty Stratton took to Reddit to address "speculation and criticism" surrounding the the game's soundtrack's release, and admitting to "eroded trust" between Gordon and id Software.

Then, last week, Gordon took to Medium to share a lengthy statement rebutting Stratton's claims, releasing screenshots of emails and legal documents as evidence of the true timeline of events. He went on to allege abusive behaviour and manipulation by Stratton.

Let's Play DOOM Eternal - 4 HOURS OF HELL!

In response to that post, publisher Bethesda has now shared its own statement on Twitter, saying Gordon's claims "both mischaracterised 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," the statement continued. "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."

Bethesda also claimed Gordon's rebuttal had resulted in "harassment and threats of violence" to members of id Software, saying "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," Bethesda's statement concluded, "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."

Become a Eurogamer subscriber and get your first month for £1

Get your first month for £1 (normally £3.99) when you buy a Standard Eurogamer subscription. Enjoy ad-free browsing, merch discounts, our monthly letter from the editor, and show your support with a supporter-exclusive comment flair!

About the Author

Matt Wales avatar

Matt Wales

Reporter

Matt Wales is a writer and gambolling summer child who won't even pretend to live a busily impressive life of dynamic go-getting for the purposes of this bio. He is the sole and founding member of the Birdo for President of Everything Society.

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Explore our store
Eurogamer.net Merch