Game publisher Take-Two has sued Apogee/3D Realms for breach of contract, because the game developer failed to complete Duke Nukem Forever. The rights to publish DNF were bought for $12 million from Infogrames by Take-Two in 2000, and a second unspecified agreement was struck between Take-Two and 3D Realms in 2007.
Take-Two claims that an agreement to finish the shooter was breached when 3D Realms shut down development last week. At the time of the studio's closing, Duke Nukem Forever had been in development for over 12 years.
"Apogee continually delayed the completion date for the Duke Nukem Forever," says Take-Two in the complaint, according to Bloomberg. "Apogee repeatedly assured Take-Two and the video-gaming community that it was diligently working toward competing development of the PC Version of the Duke Nukem Forever."