Yeah right, as if. There has been a lot of speculation about the possibility of id Software's next game being a long-awaited third installment in the Doom series. Now, naturally, there is nothing saying that id will make a Doom2000, but here are some reasons why it not be quite as far-fetched as one would imagine.
- id Software owns the www.doom2000.com domain name
- Doom references can be found within Quake 2 (a secret room with the Doom logo, and the return of the BFG) and Quake 3 Arena (the Doomguy character, obviously), meaning that Doom is still on the minds of id
- Kenneth Scott, recently acquired artist for id Software, has been described as a "huge Doom freak" and got one of his first breaks creating monster sprites for the commercial Doom 2 TC HACX
- Mentions of a possible Doom2000 at QuakeCon resulted in wild cheers and clapping from the assembled audience
- Xatrix Entertainment, makers of games such as Kingpin and Redneck Rampage, have been rumored to be creating a sequel to id's classic game Wolfenstein 3D -- instead of a sequel to Doom, an obviously "hotter property" -- suggesting a reason why they were denied the privelege of creating a new Doom game
- Tim Willits, lead level designer at id Software, made the "Raven" series of Doom 2 levels and contributed to the Doom 2 Master Levels and episode 4 of The Ultimate Doom, but has never actually gotten to help create a Doom game