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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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63. Re: Looks like you better read up... Jul 23, 2003, 00:11 eunichron
 
So Hellbinder, taking the ATI biased jargon out of your post, basically, the latest Nvidia gpus won't run HL2 well because Valve was too lazy to do a two pronged development approach (much like Carmack is doing with Doom 3). Then it's no one's fault but Valve's that the game doesn't run well on Nvidia cards.

 
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62. Re: Good Jul 23, 2003, 00:03 DrEvil
 
Anyone else think something along the lines of a simultaneous xbox release could have been a factor in this?

 
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61. Good Jul 22, 2003, 23:58 Creston
 
With the 3x10^18 number of games being released in September, my budget really wasn't looking that forward to having Doom 3 out sometime soon after anyways.

And who knows, maybe Id decided to add some things to their engine, or some more levels, to make the game even better. It can only be a good thing.

Creston

BlackGlass : I'm pretty sure Deus Ex : IW is still scheduled for an October release, as nothing I've read indicates otherwise (and if it mentions Deus Ex, I read it avidly). Thief III was always scheduled for sometime next year AFAIK.

Ray : Sorry to hear about your mother, I hope and pray she'll get better soon
But as for SWG. Heh, I told you so

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60. Looks like you better read up... Jul 22, 2003, 23:45 Hellbinder
 
A better reason for a 5900Ultra is HL2.

Better go read soem threads at Beyond3d and some of the latest interviews with the Valve guys. The Entire DX9 developent of HL2 was done on the Radeon cards. Also the Nv35 is screwed for FSAA in that game. But most importantly becuase the Nv30/35 has flat out screwed up Pixel and Vertex shaders it cant run the HQ HL2 shaders worth a DAMN. In fact it was stated in reference at B3d that the Lead Valve guys says that the 9800pro runs the DX9 shaders for HL2 5x-10X FASTER than the 5900U.

This is the bottom line truth. Its only going to get worse with future games that use even more shaders. Unless of course Nvidia gets away with even more application detection and IQ hacking than they are now.



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59. Re: So... Jul 22, 2003, 23:44 Ray Marden
 
Yes, that is what I was referring to.

<sigh> I am such a DVD whore these days! As trashy as LFN is, especially this first year, I...must.......bave..........them...........all..........................!

Noting that DS9 S4 is due very soon,
Ray

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58. Re: So... Jul 22, 2003, 23:42 Ray Marden
 
Imperial soldier reporting in, sir!

I have furthered our cause under the "IR Corp" name, as requested!

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I love that game and I have been able to get much deeper into the world and game mechanics than any other MMOG that I have played.........yet it has some really, really rough edges. Overall, it seems to be a better launch than most, but parts of the game are broken. We cannot build medium or large flora harvestors, the faction system is completely out of wack, they are balancing the resources daily (here today, gone tomorrow), the player-driven market needs to stabilize, NPC difficulty changes second by second, the server cuases multiple-player CTDs, etc.

I think the worst thing is how the skills system has been implemented. The game is, what, about a month old and we have all just about mastered our characters. As there are a finite amount of skill points, there really is not anything more to learn, much less do. Yeah, you can cancel skills and work on others, but that is a real waste after all the time spent building up a master-level skill.


IRL Back in this reality, things have pretty much sucked. My mother has now been in the hospital for...I think it will be four weeks this coming Monday. Every two to three days, they pump a few liters of liquid out of her stomach cavity and at least that is more than they can do for her feet (adema?)

Happy, happy, joy, joy - for sure.

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57. Re: XBOX Jul 22, 2003, 23:23 Blade_986
 
Actually Doom3 will be an exclusive XBox title... I was reading my XBox mag and it is in there as an upcoming title.... So forget all your whinings man...

 
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56. Re: DX2 Jul 22, 2003, 22:48 Bunko
 
Hmmmm... I'm not sure but I think DX2 is still on slate for this year...

EDIT: Yeah, my latest PCGAMER says late 2003 for DX2. Also in response to the Stalker date, it's supposed to come out 1st half 2004, not late in the year.

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55. Re: So... Jul 22, 2003, 22:47 Vermilion
 
La Femme Nikita. The first season of the tv series was released last week! =D

 
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54. Re: i blame it on ... Jul 22, 2003, 22:37 Mad Max RW
 
MuteMode, Stalker is actually coming out late next year. The same with Max Payne 2.

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53. Dewm 3 Jul 22, 2003, 22:34 Halsy
 
A delayed id game? Gee...there's a surprise.


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52. DX2 Jul 22, 2003, 22:20 Blackglass
 
Emm I don't think that DX2 is gong to be released this year either, I can't remember what site I read it on (anybody here read it and know what site it was) but the reporter claimed that Eidos had comfirmed to him that DX2 would not ship before the end of the year, and if that is delayed (if its true) what is going to happen to my beloved Thief 3?

 
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51. Re: Doom3 Jul 22, 2003, 22:18 jim
 
on second thought,, the childern are snot nosed brats.... fuck em.

 
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50. Re: Doom3 Jul 22, 2003, 22:16 jim
 
OMG!!! OMG!!! WHAT WILL I TELL THE KIDS?? FOR GODS SAKE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!! THE CHILDREN!!!

 
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49. Re: Doom3 Jul 22, 2003, 22:07 Zar
 
Filter,

No way. id Software will not revamp their game because of HL2. I'm sure they feel confident in what they're doing. The schedule slip probably has nothing to do with them worrying about being destroyed by HL2. That may or may not happen in the market quite apart from anything they could possibly do. Sometimes its just not in your control.

I'm pretty sure they ignore most of the griping that gamers do out there. They probably listen to the currents but in the end make the game they want to make. Let others make the games they want to make. The LAST thing I would ever want id Software to do is LISTEN INTENTLY TO GAMERS or have a FOCUS GROUP or some such idiocy. I buy what THEY make because its THEIRS and THEY think its cool, not what YOU or any other gamer makes, which is nothing.

If I don't like it, that's fine, but I would never want any game company to do anything but make a game that they want to make. You can't sustain a project that long any other way. It would be sheer drudgery otherwise.
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48. Re: So whats it gonna be? Jul 22, 2003, 21:34 eunichron
 
The one thing keeping me from believing that article is the fact that no one else has brought up issues with both ATI's and Nvidia's FSAA. Why is it only Valve is speaking about it? ... Makes me think it's not a bug with the hardware, but a bug with the (Half-Life 2) software.
[Note] Who really cares about FSAA anyway? When I'm blasting away aliens I don't take time to see if their edges are smooth or not :).
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47. Re: So whats it gonna be? Jul 22, 2003, 21:32 jm0ris0n
 
I got a new answer: Wait!

See how HL2 performs on your rig. Then upgrade october/November and you'll save major bucks !

 
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46. Re: So whats it gonna be? Jul 22, 2003, 21:27 Hump
 
Now since Doom3 has been put off and HL2's release date is nearing... should one buy the Radeon 9800 Pro 256mb, GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, or wait for newer technology? I cant seem to make up my mind

heres your answer:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/video/display/20030718155730.html

edit: doh! beat me to it




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45. Re: So whats it gonna be? Jul 22, 2003, 21:25 Lactose The Intolerant
 
http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/video/display/20030718155730.html

I won't vouch for the credibility of that article(considering its based off a email response), just a tidbit.

 
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44. So whats it gonna be? Jul 22, 2003, 21:21 Melchor
 
Now since Doom3 has been put off and HL2's release date is nearing... should one buy the Radeon 9800 Pro 256mb, GeForce FX 5900 Ultra, or wait for newer technology? I cant seem to make up my mind

 
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