A statement on the
Gearbox Software website
shows that the lawsuits over the rights to the Duke
Nukem IP have been settled, and the lawyers for Gearbox, Interceptor
Entertainment, and 3D Realms are all now in the hot tub toasting their success.
There are statements from all the involved parties, with 3D Realms saying they
didn't realize they weren't entitled to license an IP after selling it off, that
Interceptor is still developing Bombshell, and that Gearbox has voluntarily
ended the litigation, satisfied that they've proven ownership of the Duke IP.
There are hugs all around, and the goodwill everyone expresses makes a mystery
of how this ended up in court. Here's some of the love:
appreciates the sentiments from Interceptor and 3D Realms' representatives.
Gearbox Software President Randy Pitchford said, “I genuinely appreciate Mr.
Nielsen’s and Mr. Schreiber’s statement and sincerely offer my best wishes to
Interceptor Entertainment and 3D Realms towards their future success and, as
someone who was part of the 3D Realms team when Bombshell was first imagined, I
am excited to see what they have in store for us with their game.