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NaitoSan
08-26-09, 01:08 AM
...Duke Nukem Forever development team is gone. 10 pages long interview with Scott Miller, founder of 3d Realms at Gamasutra.

The best part is, Rise of the Triad's getting a reboot!

I've read that 3D Realms is closing. Is that true?

SM: No, 3D Realms is not closing. The internal development is no longer a part of this business, though.

It seems like the whole blog world exploded talking about Duke Nukem Forever stopping production.

SM: There's a lawsuit around this, so I really can't get into any details on that.

I'm just worried about the future of 3D Realms.

SM: Our future is fine. We have, I think at last count, 11 or 12 projects in the works. One of them is coming out next week. Another one is coming out in about six weeks. Both of those are on the iPhone. We have some major games in production still. So we're fine. That's not an issue at all.

So did you just lay off the development staff for Duke Nukem Forever? Is that what happened?

SM: Right.

So you're still there, and you're still technically Apogee under the hood.

SM: There's actually another company now going by the name of Apogee. About a year ago, we licensed the Apogee name to some other business people -- one of them had actually worked here several years before. They're reviving the Apogee label, the Apogee name, and they're doing a Duke Nukem Trilogy of games on the DS and PSP. They're also going to reboot the Rise of the Triad franchise, plus they have some other original titles that they're going to be doing.

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/4112/20_years_of_evolution_scott_.php

Destroy
08-26-09, 01:11 AM
Don't give a rats about Rise of the Toad, give me DNF!!!!

zarlaan
08-26-09, 01:18 AM
I'm not sure I'd want Duke Nukem now anyways. Unless it was just the ultimate FPS amazing nothing else could touch it....

It would be such a let down after what, 15 years of hype and waiting? For the game to finally come out and just completely suck would be one of the biggest let downs in PC gaming imho. I think I'd much rather just remember Duke for what it was and the impact it had on PC gaming and move on....like we already have.

Intel17
08-26-09, 01:25 AM
I'm glad Duke will finally(?) be left to rest.

Now, this ROTT reboot I'm hearing about...WTF? Let's come up with some new ideas and not ruin my childhood memories...

NarcissistZero
08-26-09, 01:29 AM
Hahaha... 3D Realms is fine... yeah ok. You laid off your entire development staff, whored your name and franchises out, and are being sued for gross mismanagement of a single game development project for 12 years.

Yeah, you're fine. Don't sweat it.

NaitoSan
08-26-09, 01:33 AM
I'm glad Duke will finally(?) be left to rest.

Now, this ROTT reboot I'm hearing about...WTF? Let's come up with some new ideas and not ruin my childhood memories...
What about DOOM? ;) DOOM has gotten many sequels/reboot/whatever and ROTT barely has any sequels.

mojoman0
08-26-09, 01:35 AM
Hahaha... 3D Realms is fine... yeah ok. You laid off your entire development staff, whored your name and franchises out, and are being sued for gross mismanagement of a single game development project for 12 years.

Yeah, you're fine. Don't sweat it.

LOL BINGO

pakotlar
08-26-09, 02:01 AM
Hahaha... 3D Realms is fine... yeah ok. You laid off your entire development staff, whored your name and franchises out, and are being sued for gross mismanagement of a single game development project for 12 years.

Yeah, you're fine. Don't sweat it.

(whine)

candle_86
08-26-09, 02:51 AM
is this a suprise, 3Drealm was lazy and thinks there important, there gonna get sued and loose that case and loose all there IP and most likly loose there company, they are not that important

Lfctony
08-26-09, 03:31 AM
DNF will come out, just you wait. And it will be great despite the long wait. Just like Daikatana was f*cking great!

Oh wait... :o

Atomizer
08-26-09, 06:09 AM
They're reviving the Apogee label, the Apogee name, and they're doing a Duke Nukem Trilogy of games on the DS and PSP.
Yawn, who really cares about remakes on portables, give us PC duke! bastards....

ragejg
08-26-09, 06:21 AM
Rise of the Triad!!! Yeah!!!

Heck yes I'm excited about that!!

Gimme some Commander Keen while we're at it!

... And maybe this will spur Epic to resurrect Jill of the Jungle, and maybe we'll see Wendell Hicken do up a REAL sequel to Scorched Earth... heck, gimme a new Dangerous Dave and Electrobody too!!

de><ta
08-26-09, 09:51 AM
Meh...

|MaguS|
08-26-09, 11:23 AM
No one cares already, Just go ahead and shut down the studio...

Intel17
08-26-09, 01:18 PM
Yeah, but ROTT's not for PC :(

lumpyhed
08-26-09, 01:29 PM
ROTT was awesome..I liked how its god mode literally made you God :D

ViN86
08-26-09, 01:31 PM
Hahaha... 3D Realms is fine... yeah ok. You laid off your entire development staff, whored your name and franchises out, and are being sued for gross mismanagement of a single game development project for 12 years.

Yeah, you're fine. Don't sweat it.

:rofl

|JuiceZ|
08-31-09, 11:48 AM
You mean no DNF?!?! my life will never be complete.....

HiCZoK4
08-31-09, 01:22 PM
You mean no DNF?!?! my life will never be complete.....

my too:(