Activision and id Software Confirm Summer 2004 Ship Date for Doom 3
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Activision, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ATVI) confirmed today that id Software's highly anticipated
DOOM 3(TM), will be released this summer for the PC. The latest installment
in one of the most successful franchises in gaming history, DOOM 3 utilizes
id's revolutionary new 3D graphics engine to draw players into the most
frightening and gripping gaming experience ever created.
"DOOM 3 is the most anticipated PC game of the year and fans around the
world are eagerly awaiting its release," Ron Doonink, CEO, Activision
Publishing. "Id is delivering the most compelling horror gaming experience to
date, so get ready for DOOM."
"This summer we're sending game fans on a first-class trip to Mars -- with
a layover in Hell," said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. "DOOM 3 is
coming to the PC and delivering the most atmospheric, terrifying and visually
mind-blowing gaming experience ever conceived."
About id Software
id -- Freud's primal part of the human psyche and one of the hottest game
shops on Earth -- has been rocking the gaming world from Mesquite, Texas since
1991. As a renowned leader in the industry, id Software forged such frenetic
titles as Wolfenstein 3D(R), DOOM(R), DOOM II(R), QUAKE(R) and QUAKE II(R).
With intense graphics and mind-blowing action, id's games have helped redefine
the modern video game, continually setting industry standards for technology
and gameplay. And, in keeping with tradition, id Software has amplified the
world of adrenaline pumping 3-D gaming with the release of their latest action
titles, QUAKE III Arena(R), QUAKE III: Team Arena(TM), and Return to Castle
Wolfenstein(R). id Software's advanced DOOM 3(TM) engine is leading the next
revolution in 3-D interactive games. Check out more about id Software at
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading
worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment
and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of
$948 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom,
France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands.
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DOOM 3 (C) 2004 Id Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Distributed by
Activision Publishing, Inc. under license. DOOM and ID are registered
trademarks of Id Software, Inc. in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and/or
some other countries.