News from the .plan of Todd Hollenshead, id CEO:
A few bottles of champagne later (so excuse the typos)….
First of all, thank you to everyone who sent congratulatory notes on the GOLD announcement. I speak foreveryone at id when I say I wish I could respond to everyone personally, but hopefully this general notecan convey how much we sincerely appreciate the sentiment from everyone out there waiting for the game.
A few people have reminded me of some details omitted from my initial update:
Mac and Linux: Unfortunately I don’t have dates for either of these. However, Linux binaries will beavailable very soon after the PC game hits store shelves. There are no plans for boxed Linux games.More remains to be done for the OSX version of DOOM 3 and that will take some time. We won’t releasethe OSX version until it’s just as polished as the PC version. The date for OSX DOOM 3 remains “when it’sdone”, but I can confirm that it’s definitely coming.
Demo: our priority was finishing the game first and now we are turning our attention to the demo. Idon’t have any information to share regarding any specific content, but I don’t believe that we haveever disappointed in that regard in the past. We will release the demo as soon as it’s done, but thisprobably won’t happen until after the game has arrived on U.S. store shelves.
Last, but not least, the id Store: we will have copies of DOOM 3 available, but only after we get them.I’m sure that some of the hardcore game retailers will get them even before we do. Check our website forupdates on this. We certainly appreciate everyone who has helped to make the id Store a huge success thisyear. By the way, more DOOM 3 T-Shirts just arrived, so those popular items are back in stock and will beavailable this week.
I understand that people have lots and lots of questions. We’re working on pulling together some form ofan official FAQ, but even though we’re done we still have several responsibilities that are urgent as thegame heads for retail. Please bear with us on this.
I know I owe you those preparation tips, but they will have to wait until tomorrow.