Activision Confirms Early August 'Doom' Launch
Wednesday, July 14, 2004; 4:26 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Video game publisher Activision
Inc., ending weeks of speculation, on Wednesday said "Doom 3"
-- one of the most anticipated video games of all time -- would
ship in the first week of August.
"Doom 3," which puts players in a research facility on Mars
where experiments have opened the gates to the underworld, has
been in development for years. Despite the pleas of fans,
developer id Software has steadfastly offered only one answer
when asked when the game would be out: "When it's done."
Online retailers are already offering the game for
pre-order at $54.99 with an Aug. 3 ship date. Some are also
offering discounts on other games when purchased alongside the
The original "Doom," released in 1993, revolutionized PC
gaming and made a cult idol of id co-founder John Carmack.
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