The creators of Duke Nukem Forever fired back today at publisher Take-Two, detailing the costs of developing the never seen game and saying they haven't closed the studios.
The studio did confirm that the DNF team has been let go, but expressed a desire to "co-create" games based on the character in the future.
In their statement, 3D Realms accuses Take-Two of failing to offer the team a reasonable deal to continue developing the game and instead trying to attain the Duke Nukem Forever game from 3D Realms earlier this month in what amounted to a "fire sale."
Kotaku has requested comment on these allegations from Take-Two.
3D Realms chief George Broussard e-mailed the full statement to Kotaku earlier today.