3D Realms bought out by MS?!?
Sun May 10, 2009 at 02:07:52 PM EST
There's a theory out there by Bitbag.com that makes complete sense. 3D Realms, the developer of Duke Nukem, shuttered its doors on Thursday, only to have its site come back to life on Friday. Perhaps MS bought the financially strapped developer to make Duke Nukem a 360-exclusive? This could be one of their "big" unannounced releases to counter the PS3 this year! Vaporware no more.
Check out the article & put your two cents in about this possibility: MS buys 3D Realms?!?
Also, check out the leaked footage of Duke Nukem Forever: DNF Footage @ Gametrailers.com
***UPDATE***: Apparently, Take-Two had offered $30 million to George Broussard for the Duke Nukem IP, but he rejected it. Instead, he has chose to shop it around to id Software, Epic, Electronic Arts, and even Microsoft for additional funding to complete the game. This is the latest "news" about the game. Since Take-Two still holds the publishing rights, Broussard is skating on very thin ice. However, there seems to be some life left in Duke Nukem Forever actually seeing the light of day. Click here for the article: Take-Two offers $30 mil for DNF IP
3D Realms Possibly Bought Out By Microsoft
May 10th, 2009 | Author: Torrence Davis
David Villarreal brought this up the other night before the Warzone and I nearly flipped out. It makes so much sense it’s not even funny. This is purely speculation and not a rumor or fact.
So it begins with Microsoft getting rights to distribute Duke Nukem on Xbox Live. Isn’t it kinda strange that they would put such a classic PC game on Xbox Live? They updated it, added Live support and now every gold user can have a blast from the past online.
On May 6th, 3D Realms closed their doors and their site went down. The site came back up a day later. The funny thing about the timing of the closing of 3D Realms is that it’s less than a month away from E3. What David told me completely blew my mind the other night. He thinks that Microsoft bought 3D Realms and that they are working on Duke Nukem Forever as an exclusive Xbox 360 title to be published by Take Two.
It just seems to make a whole lot of sense. Microsoft loves releasing classic versions of their games on Xbox Live before and sometimes even after an updated version is released. This could be one of Microsoft’s megaton’s at E3. Again, it’s just speculation but it would be really cool to see this happen. I’ve been waiting for Duke Nukem Forever since the game was announced.