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Old 05-07-09, 03:36 AM   #1
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Default Duke Nukem developer 3D Realms shuts down!

Well it finally happened - DNF is officially dead.

http://www.guru3d.com/news/-nukem-de...ms-shuts-down/

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The biggest vaporware title in the history of the PC finally is vaporized. But that\'s a sad thing of course. Shacknews report that:

Duke Nukem Forever publisher Take-Two has confirmed to Shacknews that it was not funding development of the 3D Realms project.

"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," said Take-Two VP of communications Alan Lewis in a prepared statement.

"In addition, Take-Two continues to retain the publishing rights to Duke Nukem Forever," he added.

Update: Apogee Software and Deep Silver have issued a statement to Shacknews, confirming that the situation at 3D Realms has not affected the development of Frontline Games' upcoming handheld Duke Nukem Trilogy.

"Deep Silver and Apogee Software are not affected by the situation at 3D Realms," a representative for the companies told us. "Development on the Duke Nukem Trilogy is continuing as planned."

Original story: A very reliable source close to Duke Nukem Forever developer 3D Realms today confirmed to Shacknews that the development studio has shut down.

The closure came about as a result of funding issues, our source explained, with the shut down said to affect both 3D Realms and the recently resurrected Apogee. Employees of both entities have already been let go.

Phone calls and e-mails to various 3D Realms veterans have thus far gone unanswered, with 3D Realms publishing partner Take-Two and Apogee partner Deep Silver likewise unavailable for comment. One 3D Realms spokesperson declined to comment when reached.

3D Realms was founded in 1987 by Scott Miller and George Broussard, and was best known for its Duke Nukem series of shooters starring the titular, bubblegum-lacking hero. The studio had infamously been working on Duke Nukem Forever, the next flagship franchise entry, for over 12 years.

A final push to release Duke Nukem Forever began in 2007, marked by a short teaser starring the in-game hero that was released late that year.
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Uhh... hey dude... there is totally another topic on this already.
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Default Re: Duke Nukem developer 3D Realms shuts down!

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=132560

Toss just got a little upset and prematurely posted. Could happen to any of us.
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Toss just got a little upset and prematurely posted. Could happen to any of us.
I hear you prematurely do a lot of things.
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Uhh... hey dude... there is totally another topic on this already.
Yeah I didn't see it because I hadn't refreshed my page..

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I hear you prematurely do a lot of things.
Yeah, but I can do them over and over in a short period of time so it balances out.
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