Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction May Never Happen, Gearbox sues 3D Realms & Interceptor

A new Duke Nukem game was scheduled for a public reveal in two days, however this title may never see the light of day. Gearbox – who currently owns the rights of the Duke Nukem IP – has sued both 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment for making unlawful use of Gearbox’s IP.

This obviously means that Interceptor Entertainment may be forced to cancel the game. Of course that is if the developer does not come to an agreement with Gearbox.

As Gearbox’s complaint reads:

“Recently — and without consulting the Duke IP’s actual owner, Gearbox — Interceptor announced its intent to develop a Duke Nukem game based upon the various characters, content and intellectual property owned by Gearbox. Apparently, after selling its Duke Nukem IP rights to Gearbox in 2010, 3DR sought to privately convince others that the sale never happened. The result is the unauthorized development effort that reportedly exists between 3DR and Interceptor.”

Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction is said to be an isometric action role-playing game for PC and Playstation, powered by Unreal Engine.

Kudos to Polygon for spotting it!

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