Duke Nukem Forever Development Still Ongoing

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. 

Check out the full story at Shacknews or read the court filing at Game Politics.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • jerther
    Duke Forever Begins... Again!
  • Ciuy
    Jesus, this poor game has been trough alot. If it does finally get released, it will be a mirracle.

    Anyway i want it :D
  • gwolfman
    CiuyJesus, this poor game has been trough alot. If it does finally get released, it will be a mirracle.Anyway i want itAs long as they don't butcher it. If it took 12+ years to finally release and sucks, that'll be the nail in the coffin.
  • tenor77
    Duke Nukem Forever should be developed by Infinity Ward.....yeah.
  • jacobdrj
    The reports of Duke's demise have been 'somewhat' exaggerated...
  • Ogdin
    Its still vaporware,they are just trying to avoid paying Take-Two.
  • SneakySnake
    Duke Nukem Forever = DNF = Did Not Finish
  • Parrdacc
    I'll believe it when I see it! I should say when it is finally in my hands. Till then as far as I am concerned it is nothing but a fleeting fantasy................................................................
    .....................OK! OK! I can't wait. I still hold hope.
  • vertigo_2000
    I stopped hoping a long time ago... and you know that when it comes out, it won't live up to anyone's expectations.

    Guaranteed to flop. My opinion... you're free to disagree.
  • jerther
    Now that I think of it, they should turn this project to open source so that a community could work on it and finally release it!

    It's been so long, it's about to turn into public property on its own