The Duke Nukem maker and the publisher of the highly acclaimed “MAX PAYNE,Wolfenstein 3D,Commandeer Keen”,3D Realms told Shacknews that the company has been shut down. The shutdown will be affecting both 3D realms and the recently resurrected APOGEE.
3D Realms was founded in 1987 by Scott Miller and George Broussard, and was best known for its Duke Nukem series of shooters starring the titular, bubblegum-lacking hero. The studio had infamously been working on Duke Nukem Forever, the next flagship franchise entry, for over 12 years and gave the last big push by releasing a short teaser to Duke in 2007.3D Realms was known for quality in gaming and the easy atmosphere among there employees in gaming.
All the emails to the 3d Realms veterans have gone unanswered and with 3D Realms publishing partner Take-Two and Apogee partner Deep Silver likewise unavailable for comment. 3D Realms webmaster Joe Siegler has remarked by stating: "It's not a marketing thing. It's true. I have nothing further to say at this time." on the shutdown of the company. The root cause was annotated to the discontinued funding of the company on the ongoing projects .The employees have reportedly already been let go and the company is in the process of liquidation. However, luckily, the shutdown of 3D Realms has not affected the development of the upcoming Duke Nukem handheld trilogy, developed at Frontline Games.
That makes one thing worse – Duke Nukem forever release gets more unlikely..sheesh..You can watch the Last Duke Nukem Forever trailer here
We loved you 3D realms…
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