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All Outta Gum: 3D Realms Closes down
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All Outta Gum: 3D Realms Closes down

by Andrew BryantMay 7, 2009

Rest In Peace 3D RealmsWhat started as rumours, tweets and conjecture was pretty much officially confirmed yesterday at 9:44PM ET in a post on their forums by employee Joe Siegler:

It’s not a marketing thing. It’s true. I have nothing further to say at this time.

Ergo, until we hear more, its official – 3D Realms is dead, gone, outta time and, well, money!  The word is that when the moolah dried up, Take-Two refused to finance further development (which had been running on internal finances for a while) instead preferring to just retain publishing rights.

The newly reformed Apogee Software is apparantly unaffected, as is the agreement they had with Deep Silver to publish the Duke Nukem games for the DS & PSP, so whether Apogee take over DNF is unknown.

More as we hear it…

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Andrew Bryant
The resident PC elitist fanatic enthusiast, Andrew’s grim outlook on the industry provides CNS with a hefty dollop of its news content. Oh, and he has managed to convince Barry to let him review stuff too! Hilarity ensues!

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