Thats right kiddies!!! There is more proof out there that Doom 3 is right around the corner… Where you ask? Well…
QuakeCon.org has just posted that there WILL be a Doom 3 tourny!!!
DOOM 3 Inaugural Deathmatch Championship:
Yes, you read that correctly. DOOM 3 Deathmatch is coming to QuakeCon 2004, and there has never been a more level playing field. With DOOM 3 launching this summer, there wonâ€™t be anyone who has had time to practice or master the game, and almost any QuakeCon attendee has a chance to walk away with one of the exclusive DOOM 3 prizes. Weâ€™re not telling you what they are just yet, but letâ€™s just say that theyâ€™re fast. Registration for this 128-player tournament will begin August 12, 2004 â€“ the first day of QuakeCon.
You pee your pants yet? I did… I will be at QuakeCon to see this!!! [along with a few other members of Gamers Radio!]
This is absolutely amazing. If I was a stockholder in EA, I would be pissed for wasting so much time and money on a second 3d Ultima MMORPG project, then cancelling it. Once again, EA, You Suck!
Here is the information from the official website:
June 30, 2004
Dear Ultima X: Odyssey community members,
As of today, development on Ultima X: Odyssey has ended. We feel that Ultima Online is where we need to focus our online efforts and most of my team will be moving to the UO expansion pack, the UO live team, and an unannounced Ultima Online project. Development on UO will be greatly enhanced as we consolidate our resources behind that franchise.
This isnt an easy decision but itâ€™s the right move for the future of all things Ultima, including the community and the team. We look forward to sharing our plans for the future of Ultima Online very soon.
I would like to thank all of the Ultima X: Odyssey supporters who have been with us from the beginning. I hope you will continue to support the Ultima franchise and the development team as they transition to new projects.
David “InQWis” Yee
Producer, Ultima X: Odyssey