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No DOOM 3 This Year

Though id Software basically invented the idea of using "when it's done" as a release date, and thus did not specify a release date when DOOM 3 was announced (story), many have been assuming that the game would be available for this year's holiday season (and jcal points out the DOOM 3 E3 billboard did clearly promise this year). Now a report on HomeLAN Fed cites Activision's 2003 release calendar and quarterly financial conference call to gain a bit more clarity on when to expect the highly anticipated shooter sequel. Activision admits that this matter is entirely in id's hands, but that they are not expecting the game this year, and have it "penciled" on their calendars for fiscal Q4 (Jan-March) 2004. Further actual release date delays were gleaned from the proceedings as well, including word that True Crime: Streets of LA is now due in late fall 2003 and that Rome: Total War, console Call of Duty, Quake IV, and Trinity are now all due in Fiscal 2005 (which begins April 2004).

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150. Re: No Doom3 this year rofl Jul 28, 2003, 17:53 DrEvil
 
Redeemer, you're an idiot. Any game company that is able to optimize an application for 1 specific target platform is going to be able to squeeze a good amount of extra performance by adjusting techniques to accomodate that platforms strong points, and removing catch-all code that helps it to run on such a wide range of PC's. I guarantee the Xbox will be able to run Doom 3 a hell of alot faster than the p3-700 w/geforce 3 everyone is comparing it to for that reason alone.

 
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