That Duke Nukem Remake is as Good as Gone

When we first saw the plans for a remake of Duke Nukem 3D, Mike wasn't exactly confident it would ever be released. With good reason: it looks like it won't ever be released.

Despite initially getting the green light from IP owners Gearbox, the fan-made project has stalled, an announcement on Duke Nukem 3D Reloaded's website saying:

After careful consideration of the progress and direction of the project, Interceptor Entertainment has decided to finish Duke Nukem: Reloaded at a future date that is yet to be determined.

Interceptor Entertainment still has the good will and non commercial license provided to us to use the Duke Nukem brand for our creative ambitions. We hope to resume that work again when the time is right.

In the interim, please know that the praise and support we received for our efforts has been both overwhelming and appreciated. Interceptor Entertainment looks forward to revisiting the DNR project in the future, along with several other new, creative pursuits. Our fans can rest assured: We are going to focus our efforts on exciting endeavors and we welcome the challenges that await us!

With sincere gratitude to our fans for their incredible support,
Interceptor Entertainment

Um, yeah, this thing is toast. When you see those kind of words from these kind of projects, they never come back. Wonder if that's really because they ran out of steam, or if something was up between the developers and Gearbox?

We're asking Gearbox, just to be sure.

Public Announcement [Duke Nukem 3D]


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