3D Realms 'voluntarily withdraws' lawsuit against Gearbox
by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Sep 13, 2013 3:45PM PDT
Back in June, Duke Nukem creator 3D Realms sued Duke Nukem Forever co-developer Gearbox Software for over $1.3 million. However, it appears Gearbox has walked away the winner, with 3D Realms "voluntarily withdrawing" their claim.
"After reviewing evidence regarding our business affairs, and without any money exchanging hands, we have satisfactorily resolved any and all differences that we perceived against Gearbox," a statement from 3D Realms reads.
"In all sincerity, we regret the misunderstanding that instigated our lawsuit. Now that we better understand--and appreciate--the actual nature of our business matters, we have voluntarily withdrawn our claims against Gearbox, with genuine apologies to Randy for any damage that our lawsuit may have caused to the relationship," Scott Miller said in a statement.
In fairness to 3D Realms, they did ask for an independent auditor at the start of their lawsuit. Apparently, they didn't discover much. However, given the harsh words thrown at each other during the initial claim, it's unlikely we'll see these two companies work again.
And here I'd gone and completely forgotten about the whole thing -- especially since SEGA has been placing it's own claims for Aliens Colonial Marines.
Nevertheless, less bloodshed than originally anticipated, given the expected magnitude of the intended product (and all the criticism it'd received).