Despite the closure of 3D Realms, it seems that Duke isn’t dead. Shacknews spotted in countersuit documents filed by the developer, work on Duke Nukem Forever continues despite the business side of the game being a complete mess.
"[3D Realms/Apogee Ltd.] admits that it has continually worked on the development of the DNF for many years, and continues to do so," reads a clause in the document.
It was reported that former 3D Realms staff had shopped the game around to various publishers and developers, though none have yet picked up the title.
Interestingly, there was also another Duke Nukem game in development, but wasn’t yet announced, titled Duke Begins. Take-Two was set to publish Duke Begins, which was worked on by a third-party developer, sometime in the middle of 2010.
Development of Duke Begins was supposedly halted when 3D Realms experienced a change in funding, which eventually lead to the closure of the developer.