Quantcast
3D Realms is still alive and kicking - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



3D Realms is still alive and kicking


4:00 AM on 05.19.2009
3D Realms is still alive and kicking photo



George Broussard of 3D Realms issued a statement to clear up some misunderstandings in light of all the Duke Nukem Forever troubles.

First, 3D Realms isn't dead! They're still alive, but they did have to let go the Duke Nukem Forever development team on May 6 due to lack of funding. 3D Realms still owns the rights to the Duke Nukem franchise and Take-Two retains publishing rights for Duke Nukem Forever.

George then goes on to talk about Take-Two's lawsuit against them:

Take-Two never paid 3DR advances or any signing bonus or any other funds related to DNF, up until July 2008, at which time they paid $2.5m in connection with another agreement for an unannounced game.  This is the sum total Take-Two has paid 3DR in connection with DNF.  Take-Two claims that they paid $12m to GT Interactive/Infogrames to acquire the publishing rights for the DNF game. To be clear, 3DR was not a party to that transaction and did not receive any money from it.  When the DNF game was originally signed with GT Interactive in 1998, GT paid 3DR a $400,000 signing bonus. Up until July 2008, this was the only publisher money we received for the DNF game.  Meanwhile, 3DR put over $20m into the production of DNF.

It's amazing how George Broussard is so candid about the whole failed negotiation dealings amidst the lawsuit. Take-Two seemingly tried to bully 3D Realms into taking a really horrible deal. It's definitely worth your time to read the entire statement over on GameSlice






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






First-person shooter

4:18 PM on 04.12.2014
Titanfall's first DLC is Expedition, comes out in May

During Respawn's PAX East panel on the development of Titanfall the team announced its first new DLC, Expedition, which takes place after the story (it had one) of Titanfall. Shown off in the above screen is Swampland, where ...more



1:40 PM on 04.12.2014
Evolve has changed to allow for more customization

The very core of Turtle Rock's Evolve revolves around the four versus one premise, and even though it's only been two months since we last saw it, the "one" side of things has since undergone some changes. The developers...more



2:00 PM on 04.11.2014
EA working to move BF2, Bad Company 2, and 2142 away from GameSpy

GameSpy Technology is shutting down on May 31, 2014 and that's real bad news for the many games that rely on the service for online functionality such as multiplayer matchmaking and leaderboards. It's largely unclear what wil...more



View all First-person shooter






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more