Duke Nukem Forever has apparently been living it up secretly on a Caribbean paradise island retreat, or at least that's what Take-Two implies through court documents.
Apparently 3D Realms has a flush "off-shore account", and inside is enough green to bankroll the ever so longingly anticipated return of Duke Nukem; rubbish say 3DR.
"Upon information and belief, Apogee has title to a substantial amount of funds deposited in an off-shore account, which Take-Two believes Apogee can use to fund its outstanding obligations," says Take-Two in their lawsuit against the studio.
It has also been revealed that T2 wanted Duke Nukem Forever to extend on Xbox 360, but 3D Realms refused such a thing and so the publisher went shopping for a developer to handle the port.
However before that could happen 3DR financially collapsed leaving the game precariously hanging. Take-Two are adamant that the studio has breached their contractual obligations and so wants them to either finish the project or hand everything over, basically.
"3DR has been in nearly a dozen lawsuits (including against Warner and Fox). We’re always innocent, and we always win. This one is no exception. Give it a year, then the truth will come out," said Scott Miller, founder of 3D Realms/Apogee.
The courtroom ballet continues...
Take-Two lawsuit accuses 3D Realms of hiding "off-shore" monies
16 June 2009 | By Simon Priest