If anything, 3D Realms won't be working on it anymore. I don't think the chances that a good developer will resume their work are high either. At best an alpha version will leak or some average developer will release it who knows when. In any case, abandon hope for the time being.3D Realms shuts down
3D Realms has closed because of insufficient funding, placing the future of Duke Nukem Forever once more in doubt.
"It's not a marketing thing. It's true," confirmed 3D Realms webmaster Joe Siegler on the official forum - a post since removed, but saved by ShackNews.
Take-Two will retain the rights to Duke Nukem Forever but never agreed to fund development, which has presumably ground to a halt.
"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's mouthpiece Alan Lewis.
"In addition, Take-Two continues to retain the publishing rights to Duke Nukem Forever."
None of this, we're told in a statement by Apogee Software and Deep Silver, will affect the Duke Nukem Trilogy for PSP and DS.
"Deep Silver and Apogee Software are not affected by the situation at 3D Realms. Development on the Duke Nukem Trilogy is continuing as planned," explain the companies.
Duke Nukem Forever, a sequel to Duke Nukem 3D, was first announced in 1997. The game appeared to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel after 3D Realms co-founder George Broussard revealed the project had surged past another milestone last month.
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God damn it.
When I heard this I thought that someone like Bethesda should jump in a buy the rights in a similar situation to Fallout, (I hope)
I could see EA pimping this to the Xtream.
Duke Nukem Forever will never die.
No matter how much we might want it to.
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I was partially curious, but there's no hype behind Duke Nukem anymore except from hardcore PC gamers. Today's industry will not even care if DNF is cancelled, their chance to add something to the FPS genre has been gone for about 10 years. They should have released it circa 1999 where it still would have been relevant.
This is a good time to post this once again: The DNF list
Over 12 years in development, what a joke. I feel truly sorry for those who worked hard on it, and I would love to know who is to blame for keeping it in coma for so long and not cutting the life support when they should have.
# Microsoft released 5 consumer-oriented versions of Windows and might release a Vista service pack or two before Duke Nukem Forever hits shelves.
Yeah, the list is incredibly out of date. It would be a lot more impressive / appaling if it was updated.
Yeah its pretty old, i also did it before.... often. lol
Vista SP2 just recently hit open testing cycle... so yeah, it is true :P
Kept you waiting
Now thats funnyWorld War II and the entire Manhattan Project. Yes, even the complete development of the atomic bomb took less time.
They did make the greatest trailer in video game history.
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