Loud-mouthed action hero Duke Nukem is bowing out from his tenure at Good Old Games. His classic back-catalogue of games, Duke Nukem 1 and 2, Manhattan Project, Balls of Steel, and Duke Nukem 3D will be pulled from the GoG store on December 31st due to a change in rights holder.
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The change comes as Gearbox Software pick up the rights to the series. Because of this, GoG will need to negotiate a new deal with Gearbox, and until that happens the games will be off sale. Don’t expect the Duke’s hiatus to be too long though: GoG claim that they are “in talks with the new rightsholders to bring [the games back] as swiftly as possible”.
If you’re suddenly in the mood to play some Duke Nukem, you have until December 31st to grab the games from GoG, which are currently reduced by a massive 90% for the Winter sale. Otherwise, who knows how long you’ll have to wait for DRM-free Duke.
Don’t fear if you currently own a GoG copy of Duke Nukem: he may be disappearing from the store for a while, but if you currently own the game you keep hold of it regardless.