In the wake of the news that Duke Nukem developer 3D Realms has been shut down, community manager Joe Siegler has issued a short goodbye message to all who have followed the developer.
nothing :\ this sucks.
DN is an IP, you'll never know if some other company (EA, etc.) will grab the IP and release DN sometime in the future
It was too late this gen to release DNF. DNF would have maximum impact as a launch title of the next-gen And no I don't mean ps3.
I have been reading N4G for years but never registered. I did so now just to say: GOOD RIDDANCE 3D Realms were headed by guys who realized how to pull the biggest con job in gaming industry. Milking the money for vapor ware has never been executed with such success. I started playing Duke while he did not know of 3rd dimension and played Duke Nukem 3d until I literally fainted (back in the day - I am too old to care to remember). 3D Realms - R.I.P (and someone quickly get a wooden stick and hammer it to the 3D Realms' heart while someone else shoots it with silver bullets. Die. And stay dead.)
Way to not know what you're talking about there, bud. 3D Realms were a self-funded firm, with Take-Two only signed on to publish the game. That was the problem with DNF: with no publisher money, there was no pressure for them to pass clearly defined milestones in a timely manner to secure more funds, it's difficult to know just how much money is flying out the window.
Agree 100%. I wonder how many 10's of millions of dollars this company wasted (and pocketed for themselves)? No sadness here, good riddance.
F**king lame... Will I never get to hail the king in HD???
Someone needs to leak their code so we can at least see what they made. Betting on duke is like betting on Christ. You always hear about how much they've done, but we've never actually seen what they've done. Except people flaming in their names.
Good night, 3D Realms. See you on the other side. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
is said to hear let hope they all find new places to show there talent soon
And let's hope ID Software makes DNF
That would be cool, but iD wouldn't make the game with competing tech and since it's (supposedly) like 90% complete on the Unreal Engine, we'd end up waiting even longer, like another year or two, if iD picked it up. It would be better if someone with an existing UE3 license picked it up. Of course that's assuming whoever buys the ip also gets rights to last build of the game 3DRealms made before going under. Otherwise I guess it wouldn't matter.
it was called 3D Realms. And they had 10 years to do it.
how come they don't inform all their "fans" of what happens with duke nukem forever instead of leaving us all in the dark, way to go guys!
Didn't one of the Devs on twitter say that DNF reached a "milestone" like a week ago? Seems pretty odd for him to say that when the company was so close to shutting down...
Yeah, like milestone 76 out of 409.
Geoff Keighley said on his Twitter that he saw the game last year and was impressed by what he saw.
i think i speak for all when i do a major :(
Any developer that takes 10+ years to make a game deserves for it's studio to close down. I would thank the fan support to if I was them for having faith in our development team all these years and we don't deliver. 3D Realms is pathetic period.
duke nukem and never..... lol
"Deep Silver and Apogee Software are not affected by the situation at 3D Realms. Development on the Duke Nukem Trilogy is continuing as planned." So according to that, it's still being made?
DN Trilogy is a PSP game. Not DN Forever
I will most likely never get to "Kick ass and chew bubble gum," in HD! Nor will I get to rip off a monster's head and sh!t down it's neck while reading the newspaper.
Or to 'park your bricks'.
If this happens to Croteam, I will literately freak.
IN A BAD WAY! IN A BAD WAY! I love Serious Sam and Croteam!
Why does everyone seem to hate 3D Realms?
Well I can't speak for everyone, but I'm a Duke fan from back in the day and I'm not to pleased with 3DRealms. Hate may be too strong of a word for what I feel, but I'm definitely disappointed with them. Even if the game did come out this year, 10+ years is waaaaaaay to long for a dev. cycle. Obviously nobody at 3DRealms meant for things to turn out this way and I hate to blame the guys behind the scenes (programmers, artists, etc) for what was obviously a case of horrible mismanagement, but to work on the game for over 10 years and produce absolutely nothing feels like kind of a slap in the face to us fans.
Why? You could sum it up with "The cake was a lie, totally"
Well keep in mind while they were making DNF they were doing other things as well, Prey Max Payne series Are all titles they produced, they also published some mobile stuff, I guess Duke was too ambitious.
I still think biggest hoax in gaming history and they'll have a giant duke boot bust down a wall at E3.
Words cannot describe the potential awesomeness
lol, I'd like that very much.
That would be an epic E3 indeed.
who the hell was publishing dnf all this time?? its been 13 freaken years i mean come on now, this has been the biggest scam of video game history.
Another xbox360 only development studio beat the dust.
What exactly did this team do? Just a waste of peoples time.
How did they waste your time at all? were you constantly checking on their progress or something cause that just means you were wasting your own time dingbag
George broussard is a major failure.
So what exactly had they been doing in these 12 years? Just making DNF?
Blowing their money on hookers and coke rails.
Max Payne Max Payne 2 Prey Mobile Games 3D Realms has production credits on those titles, they basically thought up the concepts and licensed them out to developers.
I hope they get sued by their fans for lying to them all these years and also get bankrupt.
You have no idea how business works...do youÉ
I really believe it was never their intention after a few years ago to release it.I think they scrapped it and just didnt tell us.if a company goes down (midway eg) ,they know it a while before it happens. . .3D Realms gave us that clip last year. . . . .i dont think its real.its a theory. . .but I think. .they were hoping a big company,Sony,Msft or EA. . .Would pick up publishing rights and then they would finish the game.like the other 90% of it.maybe. .they were hoping msft or sony would pay for exclusivity
3D realms was a BIG name in FPS back in the day... It´s sad to know the NUKE logo and the Duke game days are over in their original form... :S It´s like hearing an arcade from your childhood neighborhood closed... Sad sad sad. I hope some dev will carry the torch and hire as many from the original cast as they can to get DNF finished, or make a true next gen rendition to a great IP from the past :) Even if this never happens, I loved their games :) they left a nice memory to lots of gamers in the 90s
Wait wait wait its Duke Nukem FOREVER Duke can't die! Impossible! He'll rise from the death again and again and again. Whatever they said it is the industries biggest joke now... 12 years in the making? Sad to see a studio leave though, thats a thing for sure, but a good question is: what have they released the past years?
RIP! One of the most important companies of our time. Yet they said that they passed important step in their developement some time ago. I really hope this is a hoax...
sad sad days but good luck to them. But to be honest it is partly their fault with the way they dealt with DNF i cant imagine how they kept going for as long as they did
But Duke lives on! Apogee and Deep Silver say development will continure as planned! ME WANT DUKE!
Their continuing the PS360 ver? . . . .pc? . . . .cuz. . .Im sure I know the DS and PSP ver are still on track.1st place I ever played a Duke game,instead of doing work in computers class in the 4th grade,I was playin Duke Nukem lol until I got busted lmao man,. . That was years ago and on Windows 3,1 FTW!
DNF = Duke Nukem Forever DNF = Did Not Finish How ironic!!
no more "Balls of Steel" ...sad
I can def seeing this being a hoax and at E3 we'll see some kind of announcement on Duke. There's no way after all this time they would simply close with no news beforehand suggesting otherwise.
crackle.com and watch "theJaceHallShow" season 1 episode 1.... it is the ONLY place to see DNF gameplay and it looked NASTY... hurry! before they take it down
I really don't care if that studio is dissolved because what company today is going to take more than 5 years to develop a game? That's absurd!! I remembered the days of my youth when I played Duke nukem 3D; it was an phenomenon for games of that genre, it turned heads with its absurdity, nudity, and other ridiculousness. Duke nukem forever, at least been in production since 2001, since that's when I saw the first trailers for it but come on...More than a decade to release one bloody game? Good bye and see ya, I don't we care anymore and I don't think the fanbase is as big as Halo or COD..
you'd be very old right now.. . Really doubt you'd cry over this.If you were 20 in 2000 when they 1st announced it,you'd be 29 now.Either way,lol im sure life would go on without Duke Nukem
3D realms has released about 3 games in the last 15 years, good riddance
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