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Pitchford: DNF Cost Broussard $20-30M

Development of Duke Nukem Forever cost 3D Realms co-founder George Broussard 20 to 30 million dollars of his own money according to Randy Pitchford, reports Computer and Video Games. "George Broussard is not a poor man but I would estimate that he lost 20 to 30 million dollars of his own money on Duke Nukem Forever - I don't care who you are, that's a hell of a lot of money. He was committed to Duke to the point of insanity... and now Duke was dead," the Gearbox boss said at a London press event. "He decided he would rather have it burn that have a bad version of the game come out."

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40. Re: Pitchford: DNF Cost Broussard $20-30M Oct 7, 2010, 18:10 Baudkarma
 
sauron wrote on Oct 7, 2010, 12:05:
Does George still have an option on any of the profits once it sees the light of day?

Even if it's a small percentage, the game is going to sell a lot of copies around the world.

I'm going to assume he didn't just turn the assets over to Gearbox because he just wanted to see the game finished.

What I'm wondering about is the rest of the team that was working on DNF over at 3DR. I'm pretty sure they were promised a cut when DNF came out. Did they get screwed when 3DR went under and Gearbox picked the game up out of the ashes?
 
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