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JohnB
05-23-2002, 03:28 PM
k, so I was browsing around the Gamespot Complete forums since these llamas are spoiled with all kinds of info on games and consoles. Well if you go there, there is this thread "Who has the best E3? Which game announcements surprised you the most?" (Most of them felt Xbox stole thee show btw). And well this guy named MC_Spammer said the most shocking announcement that he heard was that Id has no plans to make Doom3 on Xbox. And like I said, these guys get lots of good info so I kinda believe what this guy is saying :( What do you guys think?
The thread is here (http://forums.gamespot.com/gamespot/board/message?board.id=general&message.id=4026)

JJaX
05-23-2002, 03:29 PM
LIES I TELL YOU!
LIES!!!!!!!!!!

:mad:

JohnB
05-23-2002, 03:34 PM
Well this guy was an Xbox fan so I don't see why he would lie, but I hope he was mistakened because is there really anything that says otherwise about Doom3 coming to Xbox? I don't know what to think... :(

faceoff508
05-23-2002, 03:35 PM
I hope he is wrong! I want DOOM III!

JohnB
05-23-2002, 04:13 PM
Here is another thread titled Doom3: Confirmed...NOT ON XBOX (http://forums.gamespot.com/gamespot/board/message?board.id=systemwars&message.id=560)

I'm losing more and more hope here :(

LynxFX
05-23-2002, 04:33 PM
I'm guessing they are trying to get publicity to their site by making a story that they know people would be interested it. Xbox fans or not, it is all about site hits for those at gamespot.

Guess I'll wait for the official word from id.

shpankey
05-23-2002, 05:57 PM
Make of this what you will...

source:
http://www.planetquake.com/quakecon2k/newdoom.shtml

Concerning consoles, Carmack said that an Xbox version of the Doom game will be a "no brainer", since it will be so easy to port the code to the PC-like console.

However, on the topic of the Playstation 2 and the Dreamcast Carmack was much less optimistic, since the technologies those consoles use don't support many of the "cool things" he wants to do with the new game. The consoles also lack the 128 MB or RAM that Carmack anticipates will be required to run the game. Porting the game would require a major rewriting and reworking of many of its parts, and if such ports happen at all they will happen several months after the PC/Linux/Mac/Xbox release.

source:
http://www.planetquake.com/quakecon/doom.shtml


There was also news on id's plans in the console arena (pardon the pun). Carmack doesn't beleive that the PS2 is beefy enough to handle a port of DOOM, but the Xbox "is in the sweet spot" despite its relative lack of RAM. An Xbox port is likely.

source:
http://www.gamespot.co.uk/stories/news/0,2160,2093011,00.html

Although the rumours of Doom III appearing on the Microsoft Xbox have been ongoing for some time, at QuakeCon id Software CEO John Carmack spoke specifically on the subject. According to Carmack, Doom III can be transferred over to the Xbox without any graphical changes. He further claimed that currently the Sony PlayStation2 isn't powerful enough to handle Doom III, without making graphical sacrifices. Carmack confirmed that there are no current plans to release Doom III on the PS2 and if at a later date a version is announced the project will be handed over to an outside developer.

Now, reading the above... ask yourself, why wouldn't they bring it over? It would be absolutely INSANE to not bring it to Xbox.

John Carmack himself said it's a "no brainer" in reference to being questioned if it will be on Xbox.

It's coming people.

OEM Alien
05-23-2002, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by JohnB
k, so I was browsing around the Gamespot Complete forums since these llamas are spoiled with all kinds of info on games and consoles. Well if you go there, there is this thread "Who has the best E3? Which game announcements surprised you the most?" (Most of them felt Xbox stole thee show btw). And well this guy named MC_Spammer said the most shocking announcement that he heard was that Id has no plans to make Doom3 on Xbox. And like I said, these guys get lots of good info so I kinda believe what this guy is saying :( What do you guys think?
The thread is here (http://forums.gamespot.com/gamespot/board/message?board.id=general&message.id=4026) if this is true i'm taking my RETURN TO CASTLE WOLFENSTEIN sig off my profile, no more love for ID..... :mad: :confused: :eek: :confused: :mad: :mad: :mad: