And it was starting to look like they would actually finish the game after all this time, too!
Iâ€™m not a huge fan of 3D Realms or Duke Nukem, but they did publish a lot of the games I played when I was a kid (not the least of which was Wolfenstein 3-D, aka the great-grandfather of all first-person shooters) so they deserve my respect for that, if nothing else.
That said, you have to admit that something like this was bound to happen given that theyâ€™d been working on the same game for 13 years, with the entire process apparently being self-funded. I mean, Half-Life and its sequels were both bankrolled by Gabe Newell and yet those two gamesâ€™ development cycles combined were still shorter than DNFâ€™s.
Right now Iâ€™m wondering if some other studio will buy the DNF assets and finish the game.