Duke Nuken Forever is officially dead, along with its maker.

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Duke Nuken Forever is officially dead, along with its maker.

Post by palmertech » Wed May 06, 2009 11:06 pm

wikipedia wrote:3D Realms was shut down on May 6, 2009 due to lack of funding. 2K Games, in response, stated that they still hold the publishing rights for Duke Nukem Forever, but they stated they were not funding the game.
More info is on the web, but that sums it up. 3D realms is dead, the leaders disbanded and are looking for work, and there is pretty much no chance that it will ever be finished, and if it is, it will not be for this generation. And by the time the next one rolls around, the core gamer audience will be too old to remember about the original. :cry:

Oh Duke Nuken Forever! With your teasingly dual meaning name, you caught us year after year, praying for a release. A bug list? YES, IT MUST BE THIS YEAR! But now, it was not to be. E3 TRAILER?! And again, you fall into obscurity. So close to release, and so far from getting there... RIP, 3D Realms.

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Post by jleemero » Wed May 06, 2009 11:14 pm

Apogee is taking on DNF I do believe.
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Post by robm » Thu May 07, 2009 3:41 am

This makes be unbearably sad.

I've been playing 3d Realms/Epic Megagames games ever since their inception. A farewell-toast to a computer game industry icon.

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Post by Black Six » Thu May 07, 2009 8:01 am

Wow, the end of an era of waiting for the game that would never come.
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Post by weaponepsilon » Thu May 07, 2009 9:29 am

Somehow it seems oddly appropriate.
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Post by eagle5953 » Thu May 07, 2009 10:16 am

Technically, Take Two could proceed with finishing the game - it's the developer that's going under. If they do get a new developer, though, they'd be starting almost from scratch (yet again) for all intents and purposes.

This definitely could push the release date back a bit... :lol:

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Post by benheck » Thu May 07, 2009 11:45 am

I'm hoping for elaborate hoax because it's actually gone gold, or 3D Realms is closing because it is in fact done (Ensemble Studios/Halo Wars style)

If they have closed up and everything's gone to seed, this will be the ULTIMATE prototype of all time to find.

Also if everything's said and done we'll finally get the real story behind it all.

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Post by themadhacker » Thu May 07, 2009 12:59 pm

this eerily reminds me of sonic x-treme.
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Post by grossaffe » Thu May 07, 2009 1:04 pm

this can't be real, I've seen gameplay footage for duke nukem forever. :(

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Post by Metallica Man X » Thu May 07, 2009 5:34 pm

If only they hadn't wasted so much time making (or failing to make) DNF...this might not have happened (if this is indeed true).
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Post by Kurt_ » Thu May 07, 2009 5:42 pm

Hah. Noobs. That's what you get for being too slow in such a rapidly advancing industry.
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Post by XCVG » Thu May 07, 2009 7:29 pm

Wow, DNF could have made 3D realms, but instead it broke it. Maybe if they'd stuck with an engine instead of changing it and having to redo all the sprites/models/whatever.

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Post by emeraldz » Thu May 07, 2009 7:37 pm

This is tragic, even if its picked up by another developer we'll have another long long wait. :(

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Post by vomitsaw » Thu May 07, 2009 10:19 pm

Still waiting for some kind of official announcement from George. This is sad. Incredibly sad. I need closure.

It's weird. It feels like a huge chunk of what I considered "gaming" just shriveled up, fell off and died. Yet at the same time, I never exactly had my hands on it at any point to begin with. It's like suddenly having 100% proof that aliens don't exsist or some such. Only not. I don't know. It just sucks.
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Post by nightwheel » Thu May 07, 2009 11:18 pm

vomitsaw wrote:Still waiting for some kind of official announcement from George.
Will this work: http://forums.3drealms.com/vb/showthrea ... post867590" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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