[EXCLUSIVE] Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded put on hold, waiting on Gearbox

Posted on September 27, 2011 - 3:21pm by Sean Hinz

TLDR;

"Interceptor Entertainment has decided to finish Duke Nukem: Reloaded at a future date that is yet to be determined". Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded was a remake of the original Duke Nukem 3D. Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded seems to be delayed based on a licensing issue. Once Gearbox Software provides its blessing, hopefully Frederik Schreiber, project lead on Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded, will be able to finish what he started.

We noticed on the blog at Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded that there was a recent post citing: "Interceptor Entertainment has decided to finish Duke Nukem: Reloaded at a future date that is yet to be determined". Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded was a remake of the original Duke Nukem 3D. It was kind of weird to see this announcement, as the game had been officially sanctioned at this point by the license holders, Gearbox Software. 

A few days later, a message was relayed to us from an anonymous source who had a conversation with Frederik Schreiber, the Project Lead. Basically, through this conversation our contact was given the impression that Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded was being put on hold due to a conflict with a behind closed doors Duke Nukem project being developed by Gearbox Software. Rumor has it, the Reloaded developers met with Gearbox to discuss Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded. Gearbox felt that the game was TOO good. It had improved to the point where the developers felt it was hardly a remake, and it possibly interfered with Gearbox's own plans for the IP. 

We reached out to both Gearbox and Frederik Schreiber for comment on this possible rumor. While Gearbox has not responded yet, Frederik Schreiber has, and here is what he had to say: 

"This has nothing to do with Gearbox Software's rumored new game (At least not what we know of). We have chosen to put the project on hold, as our license doesn't allow us to release the game, or show media from it. What drives us, is our fans - And without being able to share what we have been working on for so long, we have decided to put the project on hold, until Gearbox Software makes a decision."

So it looks like Gearbox may or may not be working on a game using the Duke Nukem IP. One thing we do know is that Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded seems to be delayed based on a licensing issue. Once Gearbox Software provides its blessing, hopefully Frederik will be able to finish what he started. Since Gearbox has always been appreciative of its fans, I am sure this will get resolved.  Many of their fans probably want to see how good Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded really is.

» Source: http://www.dukenukemreloaded.com/
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