IGN.com is reporting that Doom 3 will ship in late July or early August. Later the Xbox version will ship in October. The source for these release dates is a retail chain that wishes to remain anonymous. With all the delayed games this week looks like one is finally getting out before the fall of 2004.
While Activision has yet to provide an official release date for Doom 3, two separate sources, one being a retail chain (which asked to remain anonymous), said they expect Activision to release the PC version of Doom 3 in late July/early August, with the Xbox version following in October.
The main reason the game's date hasn't been officially announced, we believe, is because the development team, Id Software, is known to take its own sweet time with its games, while obviously working with new technology, a complex and sophisticated engine, and what is apparently a massive game.
News source: ign.com