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2K Games has made it official. Duke Nukem Forever is alive and, well, in the hands of developer Gearbox Software...

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2K Games has made it official. Duke Nukem Forever is alive and, well, in the hands of developer Gearbox Software, confirming our earlier reports that the Borderlands studio was helping to complete the game’s absurdly long development cycle.


The publisher announced this morning in advance of PAX 2010 that Gearbox Software was on the job, picking up where developer 3D Realms left off. Gearbox plans to ship the game within the next year, accordingto a report from the Wall Street Journal—the WSJ says DNF is due “next year” and “currently expected to ship in 2010.”


Given Duke Nukem Forever’s epic development—it was first announced in 1997 as a sequel to Duke Nukem 3D—it might be wise to hedge on the later of those two release windows. Gearbox and 2K will be showcasing the game to press and the public at this weekend’s PAX convention. 2K Games is offering a publicly playable demo of Duke Nukem Forever at its booth. After more than a decade in development, Duke Nukem Forever all but ended its production after the collapse of studio 3D Realms. Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford tells the WSJ that his studio picked up development in late 2009 and that the game is currently in the “polishing” stages.

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lethal_vortex
lethal_vortex

awesome news:) and its in good hands:)

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ikuto
ikuto

DAMN YEAH!!!!! "Hail to the King baby!"

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mod-man-8
mod-man-8

Duke Nukem Forever is now in the polishing stage?
But... that implies that it's pretty much done...

I'm afraid I don't understand...

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Gregs2k2
Gregs2k2

Yep. Gearbox have been working on it for a year. Includes lots of former 3DRealms employees too. Hail to the King ;)

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mod-man-8
mod-man-8

I'm sorry, I'm afraid I still don't understand.

Duke Nukem Forever followed by the words "is finished" is not something that happens. Ever.

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Gregs2k2
Gregs2k2

I know, it's very surreal. I'm still expecting someone to jump out and shout "HA! FOOLED YOU ALL, the project's DEAD!"

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JohnnyMaverik
JohnnyMaverik

(buried)

Why are we hailing Gabe Newell? O.o

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mod-man-8
mod-man-8

What?

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claytonian
claytonian

Gabe Newell Forever. Coming out whenever Valve feels like it.

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IAspYrI
IAspYrI

Take any news about Duke Nukem with a grain of salt.

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BlueThundah
BlueThundah

with a grain of salt and a boot in your ***

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Lacedaemonius
Lacedaemonius

and **** down your neck

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MrLubaz
MrLubaz

(buried)

third comment on the Duke Nukem page? WIN :D

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Newbez
Newbez

it took so long, most people seems to not be bothered any more

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Newbez
Newbez

why the **** are people down karmer-ing(?) me for?? i didn't say i disliked it :-/ don't you understand grammar?

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Mocotaugan_RMJ
Mocotaugan_RMJ

I have not commented on Moddb for about 7 to 6 years, this is something worthy of commenting on. THIS IS AWESOME NEWS!

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Rio_Brando
Rio_Brando

YES!!!Finally!

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UACmarine208
UACmarine208

I came when I played Duke Nukem 3D...

I'll ****** IF I get to play Duke Nukem Forever.

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MatthewD
MatthewD

(buried)

Duke Nukem is no longer relevant. I'd rather see gearbox focus on an original game.

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xilefian
xilefian

Gearbox is just a name, the DNF developers were working on the game in their free time during the court battles and Gearbox was asked to take them on board and they got permission from 2K to go ahead.

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Megadave2003 Author
Megadave2003

so basically duke nukem forever is still being worked on by the same team, just now under a different studio?

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THE_GMoD
THE_GMoD

Exactly, I am exited for this. Thing is, I just never would have though the game would recover from its recent problems...

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xilefian
xilefian

It's so weird not seeing the 3DRealms logo on it any more...

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX

Take a look here: Dukenukem.com
their logo is there, and it should be the official Website :)

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ytres
ytres

Suprising... YAY!

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hogsy
hogsy

About time.

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timstro59
timstro59

about f***ing time.

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BadDudeGiovanni
BadDudeGiovanni

And that trailer STILL gives me goosebumps.

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Gunjack
Gunjack

After nearly 13 years of development my only reaction to this news is "LUL WOT".

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ComradeHell
ComradeHell

You can allways bet on Duke.

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roadking
roadking

so awesome!

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DynamicEcho
DynamicEcho

You always can bet on Duke.

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Magic_Nipples
Magic_Nipples

Awesome! Gearbox is a company I can trust!

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Luka_Grunt
Luka_Grunt

The King Is BACK and ready as newer before!!

This is an gaming history miracle!

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NoobSaibot
NoobSaibot

It's good to hear it's back, but I think the expectations will be so high that it will never begin to live up to it and will be met with harsh criticism.

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AJ_Quick

This. As much as I love Duke ( played it since the original side scrollers) I would say his heyday is over, and this debacle called "Duke forever" has been a sad, drawn out, troll-job on the gaming community.

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Gregs2k2
Gregs2k2

We'll see come 2011 (hopefully) ;)

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dnomz
dnomz

I bet it will fail... like most modern games. Most sequels just didn't have "it" that the old games had. Example: Wolfenstein wasn't as nice to play as Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Mafia 2 didn't have the same feeling as the old Mafia, etc.

Still can't wait for it though. I was a huge Duke3D fan back in the day when I was a little kid. Just drop those green creatures that pop from eggs and eat your whole computer screen they always scared me (still have not overcome that) :(

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Gunship_Mark_II
Gunship_Mark_II

nope.avi

DNF is not just "modern game" this is badass dude simulatior!

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ShadowFear
ShadowFear

ALWAYS BET ON DUKE!

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stranger4224
stranger4224

Utlising the id Tech 4 Engine Eh,
Wait a Minute, That means I'll Be able to run DNF!!
**** YES!!!

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BoneofFear Online
BoneofFear

Last I heard,it was using a heavily modified Unreal Engine 2.5 (UT200X Series)

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stranger4224
stranger4224

Engine: iD Tech 4
I doubt the Engine that Ran UT 2K4 could process graphics like those.

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Gregs2k2
Gregs2k2

It's not iD Tech, it's UE. Not sure which version though, but i'm fairly sure it's not iD Tech.

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Praetor_Niedz
Praetor_Niedz

Let's Rock!

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Mastee157
Mastee157

we wait 7 years.. lets wait 1 year again!!!

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symbolzzzz
symbolzzzz

It was announced in 1997 now its 2010 lets do the math 2010 - 1997 = 13 years oh my that is a long wait.

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ZPower
ZPower

Yay! Its finally time to kick butt and chew bubblegum... too bad all that gum is expired. O_O

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BoredGunman
BoredGunman

guess all the other mods that have been compared to Duke Nukem Forever better finish up real quick

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sbseed
sbseed

AHhhhhh HELLS NO!!!!!!!!!! gearbox is gonna screw that up bigtime... **** 2k and there retarded panzy *** ways. there on there way to becoming the next ******* EA...shitbangers

and its the same godamned vid that 3DRealms put out themselves...3DRealms should be producing this not f-ing gearbox.

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