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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 start?

"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..."

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