Take-Two CEO promises 'future Duke IP'
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jun 21, 2011 10:30AM PDT
Gearbox Software snatched up the rights to Duke Nukem and committed to finishing Duke Nukem Forever. It seemed likely that the developer was pushing that elephant out of the room so it could create its own Duke games, so it comes as no surprise that Stauss Zelnick, CEO of publisher Take-Two, is planning for more entries in the franchise.
"We don't really talk about it in detail but you will see future Duke IP coming from this company," Zelnick told Forbes. Though Gearbox officially owns the IP, Take-Two has a strong relationship with the developer, having published both DNF and Borderlands (through their 2K subsidiary).
Zelnick also addressed the adult content in Duke Nukem, saying products like it and Red Dead Redemption aren't marketed to children. "That said, when we put something out I stand behind it, I will not compromise," he said. "What is there left to be said? I'm sorry if you don't like it. Don't consume it."