3D Realms shuts down

Just when we thought that long delayed Duke Nukem forever has made some progress, bad news arises. According to Shack News, Duke Nukem's developer, 3D Realms has shut down due to funding issues.

However, Apogee Software and Deep Silver has said that the shutdown will not affect the development of Frontline Games' upcoming handheld Duke Nukem Trilogy.

Unfortunately for Duke Nukem forever, its publisher Take-Two has stated that it was not funding the development of the 3D Realms project, and now the future of the game remains uncertain.

A statement by Take-Two VP of communications Alan Lewis said, "We can confirm that our relationship with 3D Realms for Duke Nukem Forever was a publishing arrangement, which did not include ongoing funds for development of the title. In addition, Take-Two continues to retain the publishing rights to Duke Nukem Forever."

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this is sad news, just after the news about the game having some progress.

i hope someone puts the money to release the game, i really wanted dnf to come out.

p.s: that guy broussard is full of ****, how can he say that the game is close to being released when in fact they are bankrupt? what a moron, like HE didnt know about this.

i really pity these idiots-for-a-game-developers-cum-publishers - they have prematurely ejaculated duke nukem forever in the last millennium, and has been suffering ever since.

dnf has now accumulated enough jeers and snickers, it has elevated beyond the laughing stock of the gaming development world, it is now truly untouchable ... lmao

Albert said,
i really pity these idiots-for-a-game-developers-cum-publishers - they have prematurely ejaculated duke nukem forever in the last millennium, and has been suffering ever since.

dnf has now accumulated enough jeers and snickers, it has elevated beyond the laughing stock of the gaming development world, it is now truly untouchable ... lmao


Yeah, but who are we gonna make fun of now?

i really pity these idiots-for-a-game-developers-cum-publishers - they have prematurely ejaculated duke nukem forever in the last millennium, and has been suffering ever since.

dnf has now accumulated enough jeers and snickers, it has elevated beyond the laughing stock of the gaming development world, it is now truly untouchable ... lmao

3D Realms ... should have stuck to a schedule .... and released it
even if it was perfect ... I don't think any software game can be
released these days ... saying it perfect ... :(

OH ... iD Software .... release something or you might be next in
line for the scrap heap ....

agreed. should have put the resources going into DNF to develop a new game that's innovative and clever a la 'world of goo'. that would have kept revenue coming

Could they really expect to continue going at the current rate ? Prey was subpar, and they've been toying with us for 13 years about DNF...

Come on. Bad business model people!

We all shed a tear for dear ol' Duke. Take-two better get another developer for DN:F that's a goldmine just waiting to be had. Poor 3D Realms... We'll miss you, lets not forget the fun titles such as Duke Nukem, and umm... yea. that's about it.

strekship said,
Apogee still exists?

According to Wikipedia "Apogee felt their brand name was more associated with old, outdated games and adopted the 3D Realms brand for all future releases."

As a game development studio, you need to publish games to make money.

Someone did tell them that, right?

JoeC said,
As a game development studio, you need to publish games to make money.

Someone did tell them that, right?

clearly they were not informed of that.

they could have just tossed Duke Nukem into the market partially completed, and they still would have made some $$$ to stay afloat to make another game.