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Duke Nukem Developer 3D Realms Shuts Down

Discussion in 'Games' started by AphexDreamer, May 7, 2009.

  1. AphexDreamer

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    "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."

    http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/58519
     
  2. erocker

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    Whew!
    Hopefully now it will get released.
     
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  3. Mr.Amateur New Member

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    BUT AT WHAT COST?!
     
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    Probably around £30-35, convert as you wish....
     
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  5. BrooksyX

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    This honestly might be a good thing. I agree, it might actually get finished now.
     
  6. FordGT90Concept

    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    This game has been overhyped for way too long. I see an epic fail coming. I expect Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust to be a better game than this (that's how low the bar is).
     
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    Shame really ,Duke Nukem 3D was the 1st ever game i played online ,so i will always remember 3D Realms for that.
     
  8. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    Apogee got resurrected? Didn't know. You wouldn't expect them to resurrect something if they're having financial problems.
     
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    duke nukem for(n)ever.
     
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    haha Mussels :laugh:
     
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    Just read that now looks like it might be another 13 years before we see the Duke again.
     
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    Damn it, I just want this game to be out...
     
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    Oh... such a shame... they were SO CLOSE...
     
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    They were so close to a 30 sec promo which would tell us apsolutly nothing about the game.
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    I posted this in gerneral nonsense.
     
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    So the game went with the studio? No one else is picking it up? I'm not surpised the studio went down. This game started off with the unreal engine, but they took sooo long it became outdated and had to change the whole engine! I have waiting for this game since around 2001 when it was first announced!!!
     
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    sad for the employee's. Maybe it will be released I'm not getting my hopes up though....
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Take Two can always pick it up as they have the rights to the game, they cut off funding to 3D Realms, i guess due to wasting money for a game that hasn't been released yet in 12 years.
     
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    jeez... has it been that long, almost a generation and the game hasn't been released. now that is very poor. I remember the original and that was on my 486 or maybe pentium 1, so i guess it has been that long.
     
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    So much for a Prey 2
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    That was handed over to another developer.
     
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    so thats it if they die duke nukem will never ever be again! so as mussles says duke nukem for(n)ever! its never gonna happen if they are dead

    the prophecy is true its actualy became forever!

    dont diss the duke diss his creators they are the ones delaying it and its the internet thats hyping it not the developers

    i couldnt care less about prey tbh i never really cared for it
     
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    January 29, 1996 duke nukem 3d was released

    1998 it was announced duke nukem forever was in development
     
  24. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    What do you think the development team have actually been doing ? I mean I could finish a game in 12 years never mind a whole team.
     
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    yeah but its been restarted in development from the bottom a few times

    i even read somewhere they scrapped a finished game just to do it in another engine

    it was originaly on quake engine moved to unreal engine in house engine unreal engine 3.0 in house engine i dunno thats the ones i heard it was on before
     

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