Doom and Doom Eternal composer Mick Gordon has apparently had enough of working with Id Software. He said as much on social media over the weekend when one of his fans reached out to him.
Reddit user MedicalMilk was reportedly first to break the news thanks to the unusually responsive Australian musician and composer. The user claims he asked Gordon whether or not he would consider working on a third Doom game if one was ever in development.
According to screenshots, the poster captured, Gordon responded: “doubt we’ll work together again.” It didn’t take long for fans of the long-running Doom series to point out this isn’t the first time it’s appeared he’s been unhappy with Id and how the soundtrack for Doom Eternal ended up.
At one point, a user was commenting on social media about how they didn’t like the way the soundtrack was mixed. Gordon went out of his way that time to make sure people knew that he had very little input into Doom Eternal‘s OST.
I didn't mix those and wouldn't have done that. You'll be able to spot the small handful of tracks I mixed (Meathook, Command and Control, etc…)
— Mick Gordon (@Mick_Gordon) April 19, 2020
He said another composer did quite a bit of the musical work, and he was left with some of his old favorites to mix once again. Perhaps the most interesting part about the above exchange is that the user is calling out the poor quality of the Doom Eternal soundtrack, and Gordon was plenty comfortable making sure everyone knew it wasn’t his work they were critiquing.
In hindsight, it’s hard not to see that as the beginning of the end. In fact, it’s likely the third or fourth step when it comes to the end of a relationship between Gordon and Id. It’s worth pointing out since the most recent installment in the series released not even a month ago, there isn’t a new title for the two sides to work together on, but it does appear the relationship is over barring a change of heart.