3DR and Gearbox Settle Duke Nukem Lawsuit

By Yatta

Remeber this? Here’s the amicable conclusion!
JOINT STATEMENT BY 3DR, INTERCEPTOR, AND GEARBOX
Gearbox Software, 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment have resolved their differences; the parties have voluntarily ended all litigation between them.
From Mike Nielsen (3D Realms CEO): When Interceptor acquired a license to develop Duke Nukem Mass Destruction (Duke Nukem Survivor) from 3D Realms, we did so in good faith and were not aware of any conflict. We never intended to cause any harm to Gearbox or Duke, which is why we immediately ceased development after Gearbox reached out. To secure the future of Duke, 3D Realms has agreed with Gearbox that a single home serves the IP best. And as big Duke fans, were excited to see what Gearbox has in store for the King. As for our own games, were eager to complete development of the Bombshell game and get it in the hands of our fans.

STATEMENT BY FREDERIK SCHREIBER
Im really happy that the lawsuit between Gearbox, 3DR, and Interceptor has come to an end. Right now, I, along with my Interceptor colleagues, are busy making the finishing touches on Bombshell. We cant wait until you guys can play it!
Now that the lawsuit is over, Id like to say a few things about my history with Gearbox, and hopefully clear some things up. Ive been a huge Duke fan for many years, and the original Duke Nukem 3D was a big influence on me and my career in this industry that I love.
I want to express my deepest gratitude to Gearbox for allowing me to work on Duke Nukem Reloaded. I decided to cease production of Reloaded in 2011 to establish Interceptor and work on Rise of the Triad.
I want to make it clear now, once and for all It was my own decision to pull the …read more

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