Duke Nukem Forever confirmed for '08--and 360/PS3?

Source: An initially definitive-sounding Dallas Business Journal report. (See below.) What we heard: After a decade-long development roller coaster, Duke Nukem reentered the public eye last December, when developer 3D Realms released a teaser trailer for the game. Though brief, the clip showed...

Source: An initially definitive-sounding Dallas Business Journal report. (See below.)

What we heard: After a decade-long development roller coaster, Duke Nukem reentered the public eye last December, when developer 3D Realms released a teaser trailer for the game. Though brief, the clip showed the game's iconic cigar-chomping hero and several monstrous foes rendered using a modern engine, hinting that the game, first announced in 1997, might be at last on track for completion.

Then today, the Web site for the Dallas Business Journal, a local paper dedicated to Texan metropolitan commerce, ran a story with the headline flatly saying, "Duke Nukem Forever confirmed for 2008, coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3." The article quoted 3D Realms president Scott Miller as saying the game would not only be released by the end of the year, but would be arriving on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in addition to the PC.

"We may miss the mark by a month or two, but I feel very confident that we're on target this time," Miller was quoted as saying. As for 3D Realms' console plans, the Dallas Business Journal quoted an e-mail from Miller saying, "Hitting the big three makes the most sense (PC, PS3, 360)." (Emphasis added.)

However, following a report on Shacknews saying DNF's release date had not been confirmed by 3D Realms, the Dallas Business Journal quickly adjusted its initial article--and gave it a much less authoritative tone.

"An earlier version of this story said 3D Realms had 'confirmed' the game's release in late 2008," read a new footnote to the Journal piece, which now bears the headline, "Duke Nukem Forever release possible in 2008, coming to home consoles." The new piece quotes Miller as saying, "We can't make an official announcement," and that the late 2008 release date remains "an internal push."

The official story: [UPDATE] Tuesday afternoon, 3D Realms George Broussard directed GameSpot editors to an official response he posted on the official 3D Realms forums.

"In what appears to be an unfortunate turn of events, there seems to have been some confusion between what was 'off the record' and what was not," said Broussard. "While we have internal targets, dates and goals, like every developer, we are not ready to share them. What's amazing about this is that the DBJ must have assumed that we'd actually announce a date to them, and not gaming press, and that even in the light of Scott's quote of 'We can't make an official announcement.'"

So what is DNF's official release date? Turns out, it's the same as it always has been. "The release date is still 'When it's done, 'and will be until the appropriate moment," continued Broussard. "Platforms have not been finalized or announced. You can rest assured that we are moving toward a goal and that the recently released teaser trailer is the start of that process and seeing more of the game, sooner than later."

Bogus or not bogus?: Bogus that it has been confirmed for this year. Not bogus that 3D Realms is interested in bringing the game to consoles after it arrives on the PC--whenever that will be.

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thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Cant blame them for taking as long as is needed to release this, at the end of the day its exactly the same stance that VALVe take, i just hope this game has the the same impact as the HL series.

Minish_link02
Minish_link02

But 3D Realms faces a greater challenge. Gaming technology evolves quickly and after three or four years, the original game engine and design plans begin to look outdated compared to other upcoming titles. 3D Realms have switched engines multiple times and have had to revise Duke Nukem over the past decade to meet the standards of high-end PC graphics cards and the latest generation of consoles. 3D Realms announced it was working on Duke Nukem Forever back in 1997, but little is known about it by even those with an ear to the ground in the games industry. What we know for certain is that it stars Duke Nukem and, as with past iterations of the franchise, it's a spoof of first-person shooters that take themselves too seriously. Surprisingly there have been few leaks about DNF over the past decade and 3D Realms has been tight-lipped about its development.

joelgargan
joelgargan

@Penalty_of_Hero Oh yes, He will come :D

-Dark_Palladin-
-Dark_Palladin-

What kind of crap am I hearing from these comments? Jokes, DNF, failures...Suppose how the early newcomers felt at George Washington's time. They thought that it would be like Duke Nukem Forever. They would never overcome the challanges they faced. They would just sneer at Washington, telling him how it would never happen. However, few of his fellows maintained his faith in him, and as a result, he overcomed the obstecles that were otherwise impossible. And even to this day, he is (usually) considered one of the greatest men of all time. 3D Realms has always been an awesome company. I'm a diehard fan of Duke Nukem, from childhood to this day. There was a time like this for Prey. It took nearly forever, but as a reward for extreme paitience, it became 2006's game of the year, proves as an awesome game for PC modding today, and inspired that half-game that is now Portal. I'm not saying that Duke Nukem will be game of the year without a doubt, but when it comes, it will be awesome. The graphics will rock, the humor will be funny, and it will just be absoulutly awesome. And even if it isn't, it'll come with an awesome level editor. And if it uses the Doom's editor, it would be even awesomererererer! From the almighty awesome Duke himself: "Your face, your ass. What the hell's the difference?"

AudioSoldier
AudioSoldier

No matter how much we whine, it's 3D Realms' game and they can take as long as they want.

thatguy80111
thatguy80111

There is no DNF. This may very well be the longest, most dragged out prank i've ever seen.

Keitha313
Keitha313

This is just a massive joke in my opinion, Whats the point of bragging about this game for so damn long yet not even come anywhere near releasing it???...Weird

upssnowman
upssnowman

I'm not trying to be an azz but 3D realms is so stupid with this hush, hush attitude of not giving a release date. Give me a break. After 12 yrs they would no darn well when they could release it. MY PREDICTION - If it is ever released it won't be until 2012. Come back in 3 yrs and see if that's right

fourthgeartappe
fourthgeartappe

Zoomer30- Correction to your comment, Prey was produced by 3D Realms and was released in 2006. Check your facts.

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

So is it a given that once again 3DR has lied? I guess I should give Sony a break on Home, at least they have only lied about 2 release dates, seems like this "game" has been "on target" for release every year since 1997. I personally think the DEA should stake out 3DRhelms, something tells me they could find the way they "make money" interesting. Seeings as how they have not shipped a game since the Clinton adminstration, not much money coming in.

metalkid9
metalkid9

this must be the longest development of a game in the history of gaming. should be in the Guinness world record.

Zyllus_
Zyllus_

This game is either going to be loved or hated, good or bad. I am a Duke Nukem fan, i just hope after all this waiting, that this game will be promising.

fourthgeartappe
fourthgeartappe

As a longtime Duke fan, I've been holding out hope for this one for awhile. However, about 5 years after it was announced, it pretty much became irrelevant in the gaming world. After seeing the 2 hidden gameplay screenshots hidden in the XBLA release of Duke Nukem 3D, I can say I'm confident in how the game looks as of now. My only worry is that after all this time, will gamers still find the Duke relevant? Are gamers ready to go back to his style of gameplay? I, for one, am ready. After playing 3D Realms' Prey, I can confidently say they are more than capable of producing a high quality shooter. Let's hope everyone can pull for Duke and remember why he kicked so much butt in the first place. Since it's not on everyone's mind, gamers should be suprised if the quality is where it should be.

Griff152
Griff152

"Not bogus that 3D Realms is interested in bringing the game to consoles after it arrives on the PC--whenever that will be." We dont even know if the game exists and they're thinking of a console port... AW-MA-GAWD LOL! ahhh damn I had a stitch, my bet is the game will be a mediocre shooter with graphics 2 years before its time, thats ofcource if it is released... lmao - cya next year kids.

fiskefyren
fiskefyren

well... if this isnt going to become the best game of all time and atleast cure one type of canser then a horde will amase and kill 3d realms.

UniqueG0D
UniqueG0D

well are they out of beer?Whats that rush?:)We could wait a little more.I guess they need some extra cash :)And duke nukem forever must be their C plan after using all bank credits.

goten_2012
goten_2012

we will probably all be dead by the time the game truly comes out. and if I'm wrong it will probably suck. seriously more than 10 yrs. the older games where great but this is trying to make a return from the dead. who know yet though. there is a slim chance it might be good. I hope it is good

Vikingfbm
Vikingfbm

It appears I lost my bet. Which would happen first: The Second Coming of Chirst or Duke Forever being released in my life time. I know we used to use the phrase "Bliizzard Time" following the delayed release of Starcraft, but 3D Realms put them to shame.

zombie_2k
zombie_2k

All those supporting this game rise up al those against it go .... yourselfes.its something great that they kept the project altough the huge costs.not more long to wait eve so 1 year is not that long.Yeah BaBy

zombie_2k
zombie_2k

All those supporting this game rise up al those against it go .... yourselfes.its something great that they kept the project altough the huge costs.not more long to wait eve so 1 year is not that long.Yeah BaBy

mailbox2112
mailbox2112

Cmon 3D realms, stop working in the shadows! Tell the release date already , it's been eleven years, for ***'s sake! It better be worth the wait.

jackpotman
jackpotman

Duke Nukem Foever = DNF = Did Not Finish. (Does Never Finish) Need I say more?

comfnumb82
comfnumb82

the game has been in developement over 10 years. that is WAY too long for a game, so unless it's the greatest acheivment in gaming history, or if it can somhow cure cancer, i highly doubt it will be worth the wait.

Eko_Eko_Azarak
Eko_Eko_Azarak

I really can't wait for this game to come out. I just hope I won't have to wait more than a year or two for it...but I'm pretty sure it wont come out this year...but one can dream...

DaDude253
DaDude253

I personly think this is the final realease by now im sure its ready to be realeased

Thrawnkkar
Thrawnkkar

to the first person that commented, I just would like to say, anyone that buys their games at walmart are tools. Good day sir.

skitzo_zac
skitzo_zac

CBF reading the article, But I cant wait for DNF if it ever actually sees the light of day *prays for that day*

Theckie
Theckie

" Duke Nukem: Waiting Forever" ;)

winnazdaluza
winnazdaluza

This game shall never be released till the prophesy has been fulfilled

Syliss
Syliss

I just want a solid game that is fun to play. I doubt 3drealms will change graphic engines again, so I would expect duke to be released within the next couple years.

nintendoguy93
nintendoguy93

duke nukem forever certainly got it's name XD!!! w00t to the duke!!!

killernico
killernico

HAIL TO THE KINGS BABY!?!?!?!...

O2k4
O2k4

I'll start talking about it to my sons.... maybe they'll see it

ketsuatama
ketsuatama

All hail the Masters of Spin who have managed to keep this "game" in the limelight for the past ten years! They keep coming up with snippets and morsels and we gamers string along like puppies.

xIronMaydenx
xIronMaydenx

They should have called it Duke Nukem: Chinese Democracy

jknight5422
jknight5422

For bogus or not bogus articles, skip to the bogus or not bogus question. If it says it's bogus, no bother to read the rest of the article.

advandam
advandam

i remember being a teenage boy and waiting for this. it broke my heart that it never arrived! i'm 29 now good job im still into games!

Autolycus
Autolycus

anyone who thinks this wasnt a good game, should simply no longer play games or call themselves a gamer. This game was a monumental movement for FPS's and online play... BEFORE THE INTERNET WAS AROUND.

weldingpackage
weldingpackage

I think there is a typo on the release date. There is most likely a zero missing in the date. I can believe late in the year 20,008 or 20,080

tortscat
tortscat

This was not even that good a game why are you all so concerned about it? It was like a crappy Doom, I really don't get it who cares?

RonTorque
RonTorque

Damn it !! "When it's Done"....I believe it will never be done.I've been waiting for this game since it's announcement and watching people leave the company and coming back...and stuff like that......Failed !

JazzVoid
JazzVoid

The Game MUST be greate, or what we were waiting for so long?

Agulf
Agulf

Rise up this mornin... Smiled with the risin sun. Three little birds sit by my doorstep, singin sweet songs of melodies pure and true, sayin' (DNF IS COMING FOAR JOO-OO-OO)

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

Finally, Forever is No more...