"Yes, this is the official word that DOOM 3 has been code released
and has been approved for manufacturing! It won't be long now until the anticipation ends and the PH34R begins ;-) We literally just hung up with Activision and have confirmed that our latest release candidate has been mutually approved and is finally GOLD. Thanks to everyone for their patience (yeah right! =) and for everyone at id, Activision and our numerous partners for helping us create what I believe is absolutely the best game we have ever made. "
The UK can expect to get the game first, with August 6th looking like the release date there. Most other places will see a August 13th release date, except for Russia and Poland which will be later.
Further evidence of the game's release was found here
, where the story was that "Retailers in the States will be allowed to pick up games starting at 12:01 AM on August 3rd."
You can read about this in the planetdoom forum
PLEASE don't let this be a wind-up!