NewsForge: What If Doom 3 Were Open Sourced?
Aug 05, 2004, 08:00 (16 Talkback[s])
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"ID Software has released all its major games under the GPL as
soon as newer ID releases take the spotlight. But what if Doom 3,
the most advanced game engine on Earth, were open sourced from the
"Since 1991, Texas-based ID Software has showed the gaming
industry how state-of-the-art gaming engines are created with each
and every new release. Be it Doom, Quake 3 or any of ID's other
titles, the next steps in physics engines and 3D rendering have
been taken. No wonder the ID code bases have been licensed for
games such as Half Life and Return to Castle Wolfenstein..."