Duke Nukem Forever To Get The Kiss Of Life From Gearbox?
An unconfirmed source has disclosed that the aptly named Duke Nukem Forever, a game which has for all intents and purposes been stuck in developement hell since what seems like forever, may be being revived by developers Gearbox Software, according to Kotaku game blog. The studio which boasts a back catalogue of titles such as Brothers In Arms, Boderlands and Aliens: Colonial Marines is allegedly reported to have taken the dead horse Duke Nukem Forever from original creators, the late 3D Realms who first announced the title as far back as 1997. Take-Two Interactive still maintain the publishing rights for the title, and engaged in lawsuit with 3D Realms over their failure to deliver the doomed game in 2009, but settled in May of this year.
Both the Gearbox Software President Randy Pitchford, and 3D Realms founder George Broussard declined comment when they were contacted by Kotaku journalists for further confirmation. In light of this the news is being treated as rumour.
The real question is, does anyone still care about Duke Nukem? Especially in the wake of constant delays, restarts and just general none happening in regards to this title. We all remember the good old days of everyones favourite First-Person Shooter icon and his delightful indifference to shoving a wedge of notes into a scantily clad lap-dancers bra, but does this tongue in cheek kind of game still have a strong place a world where we have the likes of Grand Theft Auto?
See the full article here at Kotaku