Duke Nukem Developer 3D Realms Shuts Down

A very reliable source with inside knowledge of Duke Nukem Forever developer 3D Realms today told Shacknews that the company has been 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 name.

Phone calls and e-mails to various 3D Realms veterans have thus far gone unanswered, with publishing partner Take-Two likewise unavailable for comment.

3D Realms was founded in 1987 by Scott Miller and George Broussard. The company had infamously been working on Duke Nukem Forever over the past 13 years.

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KingDizzi3301d ago (Edited 3301d ago )

Duke Nukem Forever it seems will remain a myth passed down from generation to generation forever. :(

cupogoodness3301d ago

I don't know, If this is true I'm pretty sure it'll be picked up by someone, if it's anywhere near a finished product that is.

DNF and its history have just garnered so much attention, I can't imagine some big name publisher wouldn't see it as a cash cow waiting to happen.

qface643301d ago (Edited 3301d ago )

oh well
come on seriously now people who cares!
i mean they have been working on a single duke nukem game for the past 13 years what did they put out besides prey that was worth it?
why miss a company that barely did anything?
i mean there were no guarantees duke nukem forever was ever coming out in the first place or that it was actually being made

SullyDrake3301d ago

Rockstar should pick these guys up and finish Duke Nukem Forever, we all know Rockstar knows how to make a terrific and mature action game.

Timesplitter143301d ago (Edited 3301d ago )

A very sad day for the gaming community

Duke Nukem, you will always be remembered... FOREVER

Jamegohanssj53301d ago

They realized that after 13 years there was just no reason to even carry on. LMAO. Too Human 2.


Ghoul3301d ago (Edited 3301d ago )

there it goes

one of the greatest mysterys in gaming history.

very very sad :(

SinnedNogara3301d ago

Something tells me that 3D Realms was shut down because they haven't released a "Amazing" game since 1997. They lost money.

FOXDIE3301d ago

its about time they shut down!

Tito Jackson3300d ago



And I was actually looking FORWARD to this game.

50CALheadshot3300d ago

dumpster material, in todays age of gaming

TheDude2dot03300d ago

More like Duke Nukem NEVER!!! Hur hur hur!

thesummerofgeorge3300d ago

Saying "when it's ready" as a release date for a decade to loyal fans is obnoxious. Can't take your fans for granted in a competitive industry.

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Giant_Enemy_Sackboy3301d ago (Edited 3301d ago )

This is the milestone the reached 15 days ago .
the game will take forever to be released hahahahaha.
Too bad i was hoping to play it before 2020, but now even that release date is so surreal

Cajun Chicken3301d ago


KingDizzi3301d ago

It has to be noted that Shacknews posted this article, I only see them post these "rumours" when they know it is happening and have confirmation.

Sangria3301d ago

See this:
"News of the closure was first reported by Shacknews, with Gamasutra obtaining separate confirmation. Sources told Gamasutra the studio will be fully shut down by the end of the week."

And Gamasutra are not that kind of site full of pranksters.