It was just a week ago that Doom Eternal composer Mick Gordon took decided to post about his negative experiences working with id Software to create the official soundtrack to the lightning-quick shooter. Now, Bethesda - the parent company of id Software - has issued a statement on the situation.
In a Twitter post, the company behind legendary game series like The Elder Scrolls and Fallout defended id Software's Marty Stratton and Chad Mossholder, who were the two primary targets in Gordon's lengthy polemic.
"The recent post by Mick Gordon 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," the post says.
The gaming giant goes on to state that they "unequivocally" support the id Software team, including those named by Gordon, and that they reject what they call Gordon's "distortion of the truth." They claim that Gordon's account of the events are selective and that they have a portfolio of evidence to back up their stance on the matter.
More importantly, Bethesda say that the statements posted online have incited harassment threats of violence against the id Software team, which they'll meet with "swift and appropriate" action in order to protect their staff.
In a closing statement, they ask that people not draw conclusions from Gordon's account and not target any of the individuals involved - including Gordon.
Bethesda and id Software are clearly taking Gordon's claims seriously, and from what we can infer from their statement, they have gathered evidence ready for a probable legal case against Gordon, which could be for defamation, given their wording and the circumstances.
In any case, don't harass people - it's wrong.
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