ou've waited 13 years already, so what's another few months? Reports are suggesting that the comically delayed and subsequently cancelled Duke Nukem Forever has been resurrected, with Borderlands developer Gearbox tasked with taking the project to the finishing line.
Having begun in 1997, development on Duke Nukem Forever had seemingly halted after the game's development staff at 3D Realms were let go in May last year. Due to 3D Realms failure to complete the game it was sued for breach of contract by publisher Take-Two, a matter that was resolved earlier this year.
But that's not where Duke Nukem Forever's story ends, it seems. A report on Kotaku suggests that Duke is alive and that Gearbox would be taking the game to completion. Sources at both Take-Two and Gearbox are remaining tight-lipped, although it wouldn't be the first time that the Borderlands developer was associated with the cigar-chomping action hero; Gearbox was outed as the company behind Duke Begins, a project that was scrapped before it ever saw the light of day.
The reports claim that more could be revealed at September's PAX, and that a playable demo could even emerge as soon as this year.
The story of Duke Nukem Forever is a strange and unique one – could this be the final twist in the tale? We'll bring you more as we hear it.
Well, it's about time. I'm not a Duke Nukem fan myself but I imagine the wait has been pretty unbearable for those who do like the games. Let's just hope it was worth it.
I dearly hope this is nothing more than a rumor. It should just be put to rest, once and for all. It's getting a bit tiresome to see "OMFG NEW DUKE NUKEM FOREVER [Gameplay videos/screenshots/preview/rumor/other stuff]" each and every year. Even if it was going to get released in the next four or five years, how would it be able to live up to the "hype" it has been building?
* Quotation marks around hype, because it's not true hype. True hype would be because of screenshots, gameplay, and video footage. Not promises, rumors, and CGI videos created by fans with too much time on their hands.
So... now we're back to Duke Nukem Eventually, I see.