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If you've been waiting for Duke Nukem Forever, and still had faith in the project, this news will sadden you

After numerous delays and years of hype in the gaming community, it looks like 3D Realms will never release Duke Nukem Forever, as the game studio has run out of money and will close its doors.

"We can confirm that our relationship with 3D Realms for Duke Nukem Forever was a publishing arrangement, which did not include ongoing funds for development of the title," explained publisher Take-Two.

Duke Nukem Forever has been in development for more than 12 years and was a follow-up to the popular 3D video game released by 3D Realms in 1996.  The studio's games were popular more than a decade ago, but simply couldn't match game studio development in the 21st century, according to video game industry analysts.

The studio also worked on Commander Keen and Major Stryker, which were popular but never reached the same level as Duke Nukem and Wolfenstein 3D.

Take-Two and other studios involved in the project noted that the game may not be fully dead, but after such a long delay in development, it's highly unlikely the game will ever hit store shelves.

"Development of the Duke Nukem Trilogy is continuing as planned and further announcements about upcoming games will be made in the near future," according to a statement issued by Apogee Software.

News of the studio's closure is especially ironic as 3D Realms recently celebrated the 17th anniversary of its release of Wolfenstein 3D, which first hit the market in 1992.

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Get Serious
By shin0bi272 on 5/8/2009 5:33:13 AM , Rating: 2
Ok people I know you are all saddened by this news but really did you expect anything less? A group of Croatians got together in a war torn country and designed their own engine and released 3 games based on that engine in less time than it took 3dr to come out with 1 video for their vaporware. If 3dr had actually been working on it instead of that promo movie we would have had something years ago. I used to make levels for serious sam so I know it can take a while to get everything exactly right but if you have more than 1 or 2 people on a project things eventually progress to a point where you are putting out at least rendering shots of your work... we never saw that from 3dr and everyone kept on saying it was going to come out. At least now we have confirmation that hes dead.

"Operator get me las vegas



No its John...

Well when will he come? Ive been waiting forever..."

Sam "Serious" Stone on the phone in Serious Sam: the second encounter.

RE: Get Serious
By Smilin on 5/8/2009 1:10:44 PM , Rating: 3
Hell, NASA envisioned, planned, funded, built, tested, and launched several spacecraft to another !@#$ing planet in the solar system in the time it took for 3DR to rewrite a single levl.

Yeah I saw this coming. I actually figured they would get it done but it would be crap.

"This is from the It's a science website." -- Rush Limbaugh

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