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access_time September 13, 2013 at 8:56 PM in News by Charlie Grammer

3D Realms drops lawsuit regarding Duke Nukem royalties

Duke lawsuit dropped.

Duke lawsuit dropped.

As many of you may recall, 3D Realms worked on Duke Nukem Forever for over 10 years without finishing the game, and ended up selling the rights to the game to Gearbox.

Earlier this year, they filed a lawsuit against Gearbox, claiming that the latter company didn’t pay them over $2 million in royalties. This lawsuit has finally been resolved, with 3D Realms sending out the following email.

Sept. 11, 2013

Las Colinas, TX

To Whom It May Concern-

After reviewing evidence regarding our business affairs, and without any money exchanging hands, we have satisfactorily resolved any and all differences that we perceived against Gearbox.

In all sincerity, we regret the misunderstanding that instigated our lawsuit. Now that we better understand—and appreciate—the actual nature of our business matters, we have voluntarily withdrawn our claims against Gearbox, with genuine apologies to Randy for any damage that our lawsuit may have caused to the relationship.


Scott Miller

Individually & On Behalf of Apogee Software Ltd d/b/a 3DRealms Entertainment

 Thanks, Kotaku.


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