I just "heard this on a forum" so I know how that goes, but I thought this would be the place to actually see if it's true. According to the anonymous internet source, 3d Realms closed down this afternoon.
True or false?
None was forthcoming, so I thought I'd check with you guys. Might be something, might be nothing... I was hoping to find that out here.
Good troll. 7/10.
That would be some pretty significant news. That would depress me, I've been a fan of 3D realms since their days as Apogee. I hope it's just a big huge fat lie of a rumor.
Besides, ten years ago or so I heard Megadeth recorded the theme song for the game, and I've been curious to know if they'd still use it.
More 3D realms viral marketing.
GamingInsider doesn't have any news about it, so I'm calling shenanigans.
I'm pretty sure they're still making enough on licensing to keep going (plus early payments from Activision for Forever, selling Max Payne, ect). Although not making a real game in like 12 years does tend to hurt a company...
Again, please take this for what it's worth what with this being the internet and all.
From someone who has a relative working in the company. When you think about it you guys are getting this from me, who heard it from a guy on the internet who heard it from a relative who supposedly works at the company in question. Yes, it's that kind of thing."3d Realms went to Take 2 asking for about 5 million more to finish Duke Nukem, which Take 2 declined, instead offering to sell the franchise back to 3d Realms for around 30 million. 3d Realms shut it's doors instead."
Again, not coming here proclaiming any "breaking news"... just to see if anyone here has heard anything related.
I've been hearing the same thing...
Uh-oh. I hope this isn't true.
I guess the publisher was all out of bubble gum.
someone just posted this in the 3d realms forums:
It's definitely true. 100% confirmed from current 3DR employees.
I've been taunting my wife with this game for ten years now. Promising her the chance to watch me shoot 3d half naked strippers.
Wow. I'm sad. I was really looking forward to seeing the final game some day...
I wonder what it must be like to work on a game so long, just to see it - haha... - nuked. Despite the natural fluctuation within the company, I guess there must have been a few people other than Broussard that have been on it for ages.
It's time to kick ass and fund my company. And I'm all out of funds.
see tom. you open the floodgates yet again and this is what happens.
If this is true I'm sad I will probably never get to play DNF. On the other hand, I am hopeful that we'll start getting some good stories on the development hell that was Duke Nukem Forever from the people that were there.
big-time sad face.
One of the producers is an irregular QTer who posted here recently. What a mismanagement clusterfuck of epic proportions.
Less talk, more Duke Nukem-related quips.
Whatever. I'm so tired of hearing about this game. After ten years of waiting it would've been a giant let down anyway. I hope it's dead and it stays dead.