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.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.
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.