Doom 2000


This article is about a hypothetical id Software project. For the TeamTNT project with the same working name, see Daedalus: Alien Defense.

Doom 2000 was a hypothetical future project by id Software, rumors of which began to circulate on the Internet and in gaming press after a presentation by John Carmack at QuakeCon in 1998 in which he mentioned "Doom 2000" as an example of a future title that id might work on. The rumors were intensified and arguably given weight by the subsequent registering of a trademark for the phrase "DOOM 2000" and purchasing of the domain name by id Software shortly thereafter.[1]

id Software employees downplayed the registration, however, stating:

"Registering DOOM2000.COM was pretty much a just-in-case plan. Wanted to make sure that we snatched it up to avoid potential future pain-in-the-ass problems with getting domains back from people who've snatched them up ahead of us. (ie:"
― Christian Antkow [source]

The first half of 2000 subsequently came and went without any news of a new Doom game, until Carmack's subsequent official announcement of a new project in June 2000.[2] Due to the lack of a working title specified in this announcement, it led to further speculation that it would be the earlier-mentioned Doom 2000, but by the following E3, it was announced that the new game was to be titled "Doom 3," putting the rumor to rest for good.

No products or games by id Software ever subsequently used the trademark, and the domain name remained parked for years without a functioning website attached to it. The registration was eventually allowed to expire.


  1. Blue's News staff (30 July 1998). "Doom2000.Com." Blue's News. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  2. Carmack, John (1 June 2000). ".plan file entry for June 1, 2000." Blue's News. Retrieved 26 September 2015.