Duke Nukem Forever Summary
The legal scuffle between Gearbox Software and 3D Realms has just escalated as the Duke Nukem creator "denies all allegations" made by the Borderlands developer, and make their own accusations instead.
3DR "retains the right to develop" Duke Nukem Survivor, and that the trademark for Duke Nukem was "never assigned to Gearbox," but remains with 3D Realms.
Danish studio Interceptor Entertainment, who was working with 3D Realms on a new Duke Nukem, has now acquired the Apogee/3D Realms business. The plan is to allegedly use 3D Realms as a brand.
This comes amid legal trouble as Gearbox Software stop development of the newly revealed top-down RPG Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, claiming they have no rights.
3D Realms and Danish studio Interceptor Entertainment is busy with Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, but Gearbox Software has taken exception to this because they bought rights in February 2010 to the IP.
The Borderlands creator says they have "very limited exceptions" when it comes to the IP, and that this new game is in breach of their agreement, which saw 3DR rescued.
There's doings afoot! Interceptor Entertainment, developer of Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded, is apparently working feverishly on a top-down action-RPG for PC and PS4 set in the Duke Nukem universe.
They call it 'Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction', according to a now offline teaser. Fans cracked an 'alien text' cypher to spill the game's secrets. It uses the Unreal engine and is due this year.
3D Realms' lawsuit against Gearbox Software lawsuit over unpaid royalties for Duke Nukem Forever has been dismissed with prejudice, which means it cannot be revisited.