Feel a little bit cheated by the demise of Duke Nukem Forever? So do Take-Two Software, would-be publishers of the game. Take-Two paid out $12 million for publishing rights, only to see DNF disappear in a puff of smoke when developers 3D Realms shut their doors earlier this month. Unsurprisingly, now they want their money back, launching a lawsuit against 3D Realms parent company Apogee Software.
According to Bloomberg News, Take-Two filed a lawsuit on May 13 that alleges Apogee “continually delayed the completion date for the Duke Nukem Forever” and “repeatedly assured Take-Two and the video-gaming community that it was diligently working toward competing development of the PC Version of the Duke Nukem Forever.” The suit states that Take-Two paid Apogee $12 million in 2000 for the publishing rights to DNF and extended the deal in 2007. It is not currently known what damages Take-Two are claiming as part of the suit.
Unfortunately, it looks like Duke Nukem Forever ‘s death is going to be as drawn out as its birth.