3D Realms wants to hit the big screen with the Duke – that happened on February 18th. Every day, PC Games Hardware takes a look back at the young but eventful history of the computer.
…1998: The company 3D Realms has always been good at making plans. Particularly large ones were kept for the in-house Duke Nukem brand. Even without the decades-long hype surrounding 2011’s follow-up game, Duke Nukem Forever, the fan base was just as large as the expectations.
So it was only natural that 3D Realms wanted to use the popularity of the brand in other ways than the then current 15-inch tube monitors: Together with GT Interactive and Threshold Entertainment, they proudly announced on February 18th that they would launch the Duke now also for film and television intend to cannibalize.
Until then, Threshold Entertainment could already show gems like Mortal Kombat Annihilation or the Beowulf film adaptation with Christopher Lambert…