Speaking of settlements, remember how Take-Two Interactive filed a lawsuit against what was left of 3D Realms for not completing Duke Nukem Forever last year? As Shacknews reports, Take-Two and Apogee Software (the legal entity behind the 3D Realms name) have settled their dispute.
The May 28 court filing states somewhat tersely:
[Take-Two, 2K Games, and Apogee] by and through their respective undersigned counsel . . . hereby stipulate that the above action, including any and all claims that were or could have been asserted by the parties, is dismissed with prejudice in accordance with the terms of the Settlement Agreement executed by the parties on May 14, 2010. Each party is to bear its own portion of the costs of this litigation, and each party further agrees not to seek any costs or sanctions, under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, or upon any other basis.
As far as we’re aware, the terms of the settlement haven’t been made public. The only news on the 3D Realms website has to do with the upcoming Xbox Live Arcade version of Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, a side-scroller first released for the PC in 2002.
Shacknews points out that no legal roadblocks now stand in the way of Duke Nukem Forever‘s release… assuming the game is still being worked on somewhere. 3D Realms said in its June 2009 countersuit against Take-Two that it was still developing the game despite having “released the majority of its employees working on the development [of the title].”