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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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45. Re: Pitchford: DNF Cost Broussard $20-30M Oct 7, 2010, 22:20 Dev
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 7, 2010, 20:40:
I think he just finally realized that he would never be bigger than Gabe.

He could have been in the running, duke 3d was way before steam. Even if they did an in between release before duke forever (like duke 3.5 or some such) that had a current graphics engine and some of the work they did, they coulda had a hit. But its been FIFTEEN YEARS since 3dr released much with duke.

If they would have kept doing shareware (only now more of casual stuff) instead of stopping all other game developement, they coulda used that revenue to keep going too. I woulda bought another 3dr side scroller for instance, or SHMUPS or commander keen.

But they did almost NOTHING after duke 3d. I don't count all those mini ports and things they stuck the duke name on and crapped out for consoles.

When they saw the iphone and casual flash based markets explode, they shoulda jumped on it. How many man hours would it take to put out a casual game? Certain not much compared to the giant sink that was duke.
 
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