3D Realms Employee: "It's True"

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Posted by Jeff (3425 posts) -
Well, we've heard from Deep Silver, the company working on Duke Nukem Trilogy for PSP and DS. We've heard from Take-Two, the company that is/was to publish Duke Nukem Forever upon its completion. And now we've heard from Joe Siegler of 3D Realms, who posted up on the company's official message board last night with the following response:
"It's not a marketing thing. It's true. I have nothing further to say at this time."
While this sounds like the sort of thing that might have been in the works for awhile, it certainly wasn't communicated to the entire staff ahead of time. Siegler had conducted a recent interview with a site called Tech HotDish that ran the day before, and also stated that he didn't know about the impending closure when that interview was conducted.

You'd think that, given the long and rough path that 3D Realms and Duke Nukem Forever have ridden on since its announcement back in April of 1997, I might have come to terms with the concept that the game might never come out. But for whatever reason, I'm completely shocked by the news. It had become a running gag for most, and I think that the impossible expectations of a game that's been in development that long wouldn't be kind to Duke Nukem Forever upon its release, to say the least. But, I don't know, as the game slowly started to resurface over the last 12 months, I had convinced myself that it would finally be released sometime in 2009. Heck, maybe it still will be.

There's probably still a final chapter to be written here, but after years of speculating about what, exactly, is going on with 3D Realms and Duke Nukem Forever, I'm pretty much out of ideas. So, instead, take a look at this poker chip, which I made my friend Dave dig out and photograph. These were given out back at E3 1998, where the first video footage of the game was shown. Back when it was running on the Quake II engine. When dinosaurs roamed the Earth.



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#1 Posted by Jeff (3425 posts) -
Well, we've heard from Deep Silver, the company working on Duke Nukem Trilogy for PSP and DS. We've heard from Take-Two, the company that is/was to publish Duke Nukem Forever upon its completion. And now we've heard from Joe Siegler of 3D Realms, who posted up on the company's official message board last night with the following response:
"It's not a marketing thing. It's true. I have nothing further to say at this time."
While this sounds like the sort of thing that might have been in the works for awhile, it certainly wasn't communicated to the entire staff ahead of time. Siegler had conducted a recent interview with a site called Tech HotDish that ran the day before, and also stated that he didn't know about the impending closure when that interview was conducted.

You'd think that, given the long and rough path that 3D Realms and Duke Nukem Forever have ridden on since its announcement back in April of 1997, I might have come to terms with the concept that the game might never come out. But for whatever reason, I'm completely shocked by the news. It had become a running gag for most, and I think that the impossible expectations of a game that's been in development that long wouldn't be kind to Duke Nukem Forever upon its release, to say the least. But, I don't know, as the game slowly started to resurface over the last 12 months, I had convinced myself that it would finally be released sometime in 2009. Heck, maybe it still will be.

There's probably still a final chapter to be written here, but after years of speculating about what, exactly, is going on with 3D Realms and Duke Nukem Forever, I'm pretty much out of ideas. So, instead, take a look at this poker chip, which I made my friend Dave dig out and photograph. These were given out back at E3 1998, where the first video footage of the game was shown. Back when it was running on the Quake II engine. When dinosaurs roamed the Earth.



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#2 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

You know, the 2001 trailer looked like an alrite game.

#3 Posted by Bucketdeth (8004 posts) -

This sucks, but why didn't they just finish it? damn.

#4 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -

Noooooo!
Eh, whatever. It's kind of disappointing though.

#5 Posted by lordofultima (6211 posts) -

Bring me the documentary, it would make billions, even trillions!

#6 Posted by MattyFTM (14348 posts) -

Ah, when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Those were the days.

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#7 Posted by Aeon (14 posts) -

Sell that chip and you guys have enough money to finish the game :P

#8 Edited by Wilberbeest (5 posts) -

Duke Nukem Forever recent gameplay footage:


  


RIP
#9 Posted by AvD (288 posts) -

RIP - Duke Nukem

He's rippin'em a new one in heaven.

#10 Posted by Warchief (653 posts) -

Sorry no sympathy at all about this. They were working on vaporware for 10 + years, if any project took this long others would have been fired 8 years ago.

#11 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

They could still sell it.

#12 Posted by Media_Master (3283 posts) -

What if another company bought it?

#13 Posted by FlipperDesert (2082 posts) -

Did I mention I was seven when this game was announced? Yeeeaaaaaah.

#14 Posted by stealthdf2 (168 posts) -
#15 Posted by DeavonW (42 posts) -

Its pretty pathetic. If they don't want to work, then 3d Realms shouldn't exist. Entire franchises have come and gone in the span of time it takes them to make this 1 damn game. Pathetic.

#16 Posted by darkjester74 (1572 posts) -

*yawn*

#17 Posted by Bigandtasty (3202 posts) -

*salutes poker chip*

#18 Posted by carlthenimrod (1588 posts) -

I just hope that someday when I have grand children, Duke Nukem Forever will still be in development, and they too can share in my pain.

#19 Posted by JonathanMoore (1858 posts) -

Arg.

#20 Posted by JJOR64 (18911 posts) -

:-(

#21 Posted by keyhunter (3207 posts) -

NOOOOOOOOOOOO! This can't be!

#22 Edited by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -

I hope they put the old guy of his misery, he has been on life support for a many years now. I think its time someone pulled the plug, havent he suffered enough.

#23 Posted by TripMasterMunky (2402 posts) -

Well....it's not like they didn't have enough time or were being rushed or anything....

#24 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -

Always bet on Duke!

#25 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

There must be a blackhole ripping through the world right now, sucking everything in it and vaporizing life as we know it. This is about to happen just because of this. Just because Duke Nukem Forever WILL NOT COME OUT!

#26 Posted by xplodedd (1316 posts) -

duke nukem, I am sorry. I am truly out of words to say. but you took way too long, look even team fortress 2 finished its development. DNF, if was released, wouldn't look to great. from the images they have been releasing lately, it looks like a gears of war.

but you know what, fuck it, I hope i am wrong.

this is a sad day for videogames.

#27 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2413 posts) -

You cant always bet on duke.

#29 Posted by JackiJinx (3089 posts) -

He's not only out of bubblegum now. Sucks to be Duke.

#30 Posted by Boiglenoight (529 posts) -

Exactly, exactly what Warchief said.  Who knows what the extenuating circumstances may have been.  Duke Nukem 3D was an awesome game for its time, but it wasn't so great of a product that warranted a sequel with a decade-long development cycle.

#31 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -

Go figure.  The last game they released was the meh Prey and before that was....damn, I dunno.
They haven't exactly delivered much product.

#32 Posted by Shax (12 posts) -

3D Realms going down is actually the best thing to happen to Duke Nukem. The game might actually get finished now if someone picks it up. Duke Nukem could have been a great franchise all these years but upper management at 3DR has made a train wreck of it, good riddance.

#33 Posted by supersatanic (56 posts) -

Even I thought it was coming for sure this time.But silly old me.....
Yeah, and what the HELL was so HARD about developing a good duke nukem game,anyway?? All,they had to do was make a decent first person shooter with good graphics,A.I ,cheesy one liners,some aliens and strippers wrapped in a completely over the top package with some decent multiplayer.
Something that most of which a new game does every week........

#34 Posted by Death_Burnout (3793 posts) -

It is such an odd thing i agree. We joked for years, but now that this has happened, wake up call.

Whatever of it is left, i want it to see the light, i dont care how crappy it is, you can bet everything, that i'll fucking buy it!

#35 Posted by Hairydutchman (1039 posts) -

It can't end this way!

#36 Posted by spiceninja (3055 posts) -

I want to see the game. I don't care if it's only 1/4 done I still want to see it.

#37 Posted by th0a (43 posts) -

R.I.P Duke Nukem, you've joined the greats up there in heaven, Tu-pac, Biggy, Hendrix, Kurt, and Eazy mutha fucking E
ice cube take the mutha fucking stand (couldnt resist)
Dukes Probably looking down on us from heaven kicking ass and chewing bubble gum, but heaven doesnt alow gum, so he's all outta gum
why do the good die so young

#38 Posted by damswedon (3175 posts) -

for as long as i can remember there has been Duke Nukem Forever in the works. this is just really wrong.

#39 Posted by dQuarters (178 posts) -

Let's forget this happened, then pretend Eat Lead was the new Duke Nukem game, and then promptly forget THAT happened as well.

#40 Posted by MeatSim (10775 posts) -

I bet that Duke Nukem poker chip is gonna be worth a lot someday, especially now.

#41 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2413 posts) -

They need to just release it.

#42 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

Dude, what the hell has happened...

#43 Posted by Reverseface (1221 posts) -

I always bet on duke...until i lost my house, parrot and 3 legs...because i bet ALL ON DUKE.

#44 Posted by AndrewB (7505 posts) -

I still don't think this means the end of Duke Nukem Forever. If anything, I think it has more of a chance of actually being released now than ever. Legal issues resolved, the development can be passed on to the developers of the Duke Nukem Trilogy.

#45 Posted by Raidy (21 posts) -

I think i may take my chip to Vegas and go ALL IN ON DUKE.

#46 Posted by InFamous91 (931 posts) -

DAMN....today is a very sad day

#47 Posted by DoMiNiC147 (25 posts) -

I never thought Duke Nukem was ever coming out.

#48 Posted by Delta_Ass (3255 posts) -


#49 Posted by JackiJinx (3089 posts) -
Delta_Ass said:
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We need to find a BK onion ring bag with that expiration date on it. Now.
#50 Posted by OzzerOzby (50 posts) -

So Duke went the way of...well...uh, The Duke?

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