DOOM 3 source code release awaiting legal clearance

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 1 November 2011 03:28 GMT

The promised release of DOOM 3’s source code is looming on the horizon.

“DOOM 3 source is packaged and tested, we are waiting on final lawyer clearance for release,” Id Software’s resident wizard John Carmack tweeted.

At Quakecon 2011, Carmack said the source code would be sent into the wild after RAGE’s release in October.

As well as enabling mods to be launched as stand-alone games, the release of the source code enables fans to develop community patches fixing bugs or increasing compatibility, or even overhauling graphics.

Thanks, Blue’s News.

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