- Mar 8, 2014
I'm not sure I would agree. Mick was already under contract to work onThat's not how it works in business
You don't announce something with it not being already a concrete plan; it's the best path for product development
If I don't have the dude contracted, I don't have a sure fire plan that the product I am guaranteeing customers or the investors will come to fruition. Fuck, Mick could've been like "Nawh, don't want to do the Doom Eternal OST."
Allotting time, planning everything, all that sort of stuff doesn't mean ANYTHING if you haven't ensured those plans will happen.
It'd be like stating you're going to have a building constructed, but not even having a construction contract up to bid on yet, and just having plans to create the contract up for bidding.
Sure, they could have gone with someone else to master the OST, but it's incredibly dumb and a complete risky move for investors to hop in a venture of "If we can get Mick," instead of "We have Mick."
It's a complete noob business mistake
Hence the damage control; plan your projects properly and you don't have to do dumb damage control.
EDIT: Fuck me and talking with people with similar names as people in the OP
the soundtrack. Even if Mick had declined to work on the OST id Software
would have been well within their rights to master the OST themselves
for the soundtrack they already owned - which in the end they mostly did.