Take-Two Sues Duke Nukem Maker

Take-Two Sues Duke Nukem Maker

Publisher Take-Two is suing 3D Realms for failing to complete Duke Nukem Forever.

The Duke Nukem developer announced last week that it would be closing its doors after 12 years of working on the infamous shooter, which never saw a release.

According to Bloomberg, Take-Two had paid Apogee – the legal name of 3D Realms (separate from Duke PSP developer Apogee Software) – $12 million for publishing rights to the title back in 2000.

“Apogee continually delayed the completion date for the Duke Nukem Forever," Take-Two said in its complaint. "Apogee 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."