More or less. Activision sent out a press release this morning advertising the news that at this year's annual QuakeCon, attendees will have the chance to partake in some presumably-four-way shadowy deathmatch action. Doom at a Quake convention? Has the world gone mad? To wit:
Santa Monica, CA – July 24, 2003 – Prepare for DOOM 3™! id Software™ and Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) are bringing DOOM 3 to QuakeCon 2003. The world’s most legendary multiplayer gaming event will host the first-ever opportunity for fans to play DOOM 3 multiplayer. In Dallas at the Adam’s Mark Hotel from Aug. 14 – 17, QuakeCon attendees will go toe-to-toe at the Activision/id Software booth in the ultimate sneak preview of the most anticipated game ever.
“What better way to celebrate QuakeCon than to unveil to our fans a preview of DOOM 3 multiplayer,” said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. “While everyone knows that DOOM 3 is the most terrifying and scary single player experience ever created, multiplayer delivers the intense competitive action that our fans can count on. It’s a natural to debut the DOOM 3 multiplayer experience at QuakeCon, the world’s preeminent fan-based multiplayer gaming event.”
QuakeCon attendees will have the chance to play DOOM 3’s four-player Deathmatch on a level co-developed by id Software and U.K.-based developer Splash Damage, Ltd. Splash Damage has most recently worked with id Software on Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, and will be co-developing DOOM 3’s multiplayer levels.
So if you're going, get ready to set phasers to fun! Tie up those jaws so they don't hit the floor! Break out the kleenex to wipe up the drool! Or something.