Carmack at GDC - DOOM 3 "Close"

Computer and Video Games and HomeLAN Fed (thanks Frans) each have stories up based on John Carmack's address at the Game Developer's Conference, though their accounts of the proceedings don't actually jibe with each other. CVG reports that the id Software co-owner and technical director is indicating that their next game will be a Quake II remix using new graphics in order to shorten the development cycle. The report on HomeLAN Fed, however, says that Carmack described the Quake II remix idea as one that was considered and then dropped before moving along to DOOM 3 development, and that his discussions of their next project did indeed center around a shortened development cycle ("a couple of years"), but that is due to not needing to update the graphics engine as much as from Quake III Arena to DOOM 3. The story on HomeLAN Fed also describes other topics that the address touched upon, including ever-bigger game budgets, the future of gaming, and that DOOM 3 is "pretty close" to release, while CVG's quote is again different, saying "really close."
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the day.... the day shall come
Mar 25, 2004, 20:13
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the day.... the day shall come Mar 25, 2004, 20:13
Mar 25, 2004, 20:13
 
By the time Doom3 comes out I'll have found a new hobby and won't give a rats ass.

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Mar 25, 2004, 20:12
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Mar 25, 2004, 20:12
 
Quake2 on the Doom3 and above engine? I still get shivers looking at some of the enemies in Q2. That would be simply badass.

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Close like ...
Mar 25, 2004, 20:02
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Close like ... Mar 25, 2004, 20:02
Mar 25, 2004, 20:02
 
... September 30th close?

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Re: Pre-order question
Mar 25, 2004, 19:57
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Re: Pre-order question Mar 25, 2004, 19:57
Mar 25, 2004, 19:57
 
So, what did everybody learn from their UT'04 / BF:V pre-ordering experiences?

I learned that sometimes pre-ordering is actually useful, instead of locking you into retail price and possibly getting your game after everyone else who didn't pre-order has gotten theirs.

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Mar 25, 2004, 19:56
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Mar 25, 2004, 19:56
 
RE: #3

I don't know. EBGames seems to take its own sweet time if you do ground shipping. It was a week and a half before I got FF: Crysal Chronicles.

But, luckily for you, you now have BF:Vietnam, which is just awsome. Of course, so was the original.

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Mar 25, 2004, 19:54
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Mar 25, 2004, 19:54
 
Did you guys read it? The idea was that they could make a new graphics engine and show it off without having to make a brand new game.

I personally think it'd be cool to see an old game with new graphics. The gameplay in Quake 2 was bland (not bad, just not great), but the monsters, maps and weapons were top notch. It'd be fun to walk through at any rate. Also, Quake 2 deathmatch was the best deathmatch of all time, IMHO.

"...DOOM 3 is "pretty close" to release." *DROOL*


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Pre-order question
Mar 25, 2004, 19:52
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Mar 25, 2004, 19:52
 WarPig
 
Running all over town looking for the last couple games really put me in the mood to pre-order this one. So, what did everybody learn from their UT'04 / BF:V pre-ordering experiences? The one thing I did learn from these boards was NOT to go through Future Shop.

Were there any that met or exceeded expectations and are there any more online stores to definitely avoid?

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Mar 25, 2004, 19:47
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Mar 25, 2004, 19:47
 
why remake quake 2? It was awesome how it was

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Make Quest you bastards!
Mar 25, 2004, 19:42
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Make Quest you bastards! Mar 25, 2004, 19:42
Mar 25, 2004, 19:42
 
Screw remaking Quake 2, isn't that what Quake 4 was supposed to be? Just make that damn RPG you handed off to the other developer but got canceled.

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