Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Dodain47

    OP Dodain47 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Jan 1, 2017

    Mick Gordon will not be working with id Software for the game's upcoming DLC.

    Doom Eternal Executive Marty Stratton addresses Mick Gordon´s complains.

    “Some have suggested that we’ve been careless with or disrespectful of the game music,” says Stratton. “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.”

    Along with fans realizing problems with the mix of the soundtrack, Gordon’s reply on social media where he says, “doubt we’ll work together again,” fueled that fire a bit.
    It seems before that point, this response was a surprise to Stratton and id Software, as they had never discussed ending their partnership.
    Despite Gordon’s talents, which Stratton applauds, he states that their issues are more production-related than quality-related.

    “Talent aside, we have struggled to connect on some of the more production-related realities of development, while communication around those issues have eroded trust,” says Stratton.
    “For id, this has created an unsustainable pattern of project uncertainty and risk.”

    It seems id Software and Gordon had agreed to get music in by early March, as well as give the composer complete creative control of the Doom Eternal soundtrack.
    Gordon reached out in late February stated that the terms of the agreement were fine, but would need an additional four weeks to get everything done, which was accommodated by id Software according to Stratton.

    Once early April hit, Stratton had already asked the Lead Audio Engineer to begin work on a back-up plan, which included using compressed versions of the music; these are the versions you hear in the game and the ones id Software had access to, rather than the uncompressed, more dynamic versions Gordon was working on.

    Stratton also emailed Gordon about hitting the agreed deadline, in which the composer suggested they could combine both his and the audio engineer’s work to create a more comprehensive soundtrack. These problems seem to have persisted throughout the production process which led to the problems with the Doom Eternal soundtrack.

    According to the letter, Stratton and Gordon have talked about the composer’s social media posts.
    In the end, it seems id Software will no longer be working with Gordon on the DLC that is currently in production. Whether this extends to all future id Software projects is still unclear but it certainly seems likely.

    “I’m as disappointed as anyone that we’re at this point, but as we have many times before, we will adapt to changing circumstances and pursue the most unique and talented artists in the industry with whom to collaborate,” says Stratton. Our team has enjoyed this creative collaboration a great deal and we know Mick will continue to delight fans for many years ahead.”
  2. Scarlet

    Scarlet Pretty Pretty Princess

    Jan 7, 2015
    United Kingdom
    I'm all for more news being posted, but didn't you get in trouble for reposting downloads from a while ago? Do you really think copying and pasting news from other sites is going to end well?

    If you want to start a discussion, write a discussion post. If you want to post news, write a news post. These just feel like clutter as things are.
    Dodain47 likes this.

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - Gordon’s, Soundtrack, Executive

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.