The development soap opera that was Duke Nukem Forever's 12-year-long history ended on a disappointing note. More disappointing for publisher Take-Two Interactive, which invested over $US12 million the game. Understandably Take-Two is suing 3D Realms.
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. filed a breach of contract suit against Apogee Software Ltd. this week in a Manhattan Court over the developer's "continually delayed" Duke Nukem sequel. Details of the suit were not disclosed in a report by Bloomberg, nor has the New York County Civil Court provided specifics about the damages Take-Two is seeking.
(For the record, the legal name of 3D Realms is Apogee Software Ltd., a separate entity from Apogee Software LLC, developers of the still alive Duke Nukem Trilogy.)
According to the complaint, "Apogee repeatedly assured Take-Two and the video-gaming community that it was diligently working toward competing development of the PC Version of the Duke Nukem Forever."
Those assurances have yet to result in a working, shippable product. Instead, 3D Realms was shut down and many former Duke Nukem Forever staffers are looking for work.