And lo, it came to pass, the fabled mythical Duke Nukem Forever was finally laid to rest on the 7th day in the month of May, in the year of our lord 2009…
Games developer 3D Realms has had to close it’s doors, and after a staggering 12 years in developing the aptly named Duke Nukem Forever, it’s looking like it’s finally the end of the road for the plucky software developments. The only comment from 3D Realms so far has come on the company forums from webmaster, Joe Siegler, saying “It’s not a marketing thing. It’s true. I have nothing further to say at this time.”
Duke Nukem Trilogy developers Apogee Software were quick to point out via twitter last night that it “is officially not affected by the situation at 3DRealms.” and “Development of the Duke Nukem Trilogy is continuing as planned”.
3D Realms’s publisher Take-Two have decided not to stump up money to keep the somewhat mythical development of Duke Nukem Forever going, stating “Our relationship with 3D Realms for Duke Nukem Forever was a publishing arrangement, which did not include ongoing funds for development of the title.” Take-Two do however retain the rights to the title, so it’s not impossible that Duke may rise once again from the ashes in the future!