At the currently on-going Game Developers Conference, John Carmack gave today's keynote speech. HomeLAN Fed has a summary of it with a few key points pertaining to Doom 3:
- To get this out of the way first, no new Doom III footage was shown and Carmack said the game was "pretty close" to release.
- Carmack confirmed that id is already thinking about their next first person shooter project after Doom III is due. Unlike Doom III, which is in its fourth year of development, Carmack said their next game is only supposed to take a couple of years to make, mainly due to the fact that they don't plan to make a huge graphical leap as they did from Quake 3 Arena to Doom III.
There were also various other topics covered outside Doom 3 such as Carmack's take on the state of the next generation of consoles, a would-be remake of Quake 2 among others.
Edit: For those who might want more on this subject, Gamespy has put up a more comprehensive article. - Cyb