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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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160. Re: eh? Jul 29, 2003, 15:32 DrEvil
 
"lol DrEvil, you dont have to explain? Maybe because you dont know shit? "

Because I've been around forums long enough to know that no amount of explanation is going to wake trolls like you up.

Heres an idea. Email any developer, your choice, and ask them if optimizing for 1 target platform would yield a good boost in performance. Email valve, they are really good about replying to email. Ask them, and then when they tell you exactly what I told you maybe you can pull your head out of your ass and stop pretending to know everything. But I know you wont, because you are here just for the sake of argument, if you really cared about knowing the truth you would have done some research yourself.

This comment was edited on Jul 29, 15:46.
 
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