Take-Two Sues Duke Nukem Forever Devs Over Failure To Deliver

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.

Take-Two Sues Apogee Over ‘Duke Nukem' Game Sequel [Bloomberg]


    Wow. I never realised Take Two invested so much into the game. I was under the impression DNF (aka, Did Not Finish - seems ironic now huh?) was entirely self funded by 3D Realms. This is interesting new information.

    Hmm, Maybe 3d Realms could sell the IP to Take Two, as partial payment for the loss, and this would also keep the slight chance of the game coming out, alive. After watching the extended "goodbye" video from one of the developers, I think that the game still has some merit. If it was released next week, I think it would sell okay, just needs to be finished!

    God...Duke Nukem Forever...The videogame industries eternal punch line.

    Very confused what does IP mean?


      Intellectual Property.

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