3D Realms Says Goodbye

BOOM widget 79968 3D Realms community manager Joe Siegler has updated the official company website with a photo of the team (seen left) and a simple goodbye.

"Thanks for being fans and for all your support," reads the short message.

Siegler tells us that the photo, taken today, preceded a team visit to the local cinema for a showing of Star Trek. A full 3D Realms staff page, once kept for internal use, has also been made public.

The news broke yesterday that after some 12 years of development on Duke Nukem Forever, 3D Realms had been forced to shut down due to funding issues.

While all 3D Realms employees have been let go, representatives have since confirmed that publisher Apogee Software is still in operation, and that Frontline Games' Duke Nukem Trilogy of handheld titles will make it to stores.

Whether we'll ever see a Duke Nukem Forever is another matter. Publisher Take-Two retains the publishing rights to the title, while 3D Realms, which owns the rights to the game and Duke IP, has made no signal as to its plans.

Either way, our sympathies again go out to the affected employees. Thanks for the memories, 3DR.