3D Realms: DNF Development "Swimming Along Nicely"
In this day and age, we don't consider E3 to be essential for all game developers, but to call it "irrelevant" may not be entirely accurate...especially when you're talking about a game like Duke Nukem Forever.
According to Next-Gen.biz, 3D Realms boss Scott Miller has said that development on the game "is swimming along nicely...seriously nicely," and that he believes that E3 "is irrelevant nowadays." He added- "In fact, I wasn't even aware it was coming up." That's all very well and good, and it's certainly true that this year's E3 is essentially a shadow of former shows (39 exhibitors compared to 400 five years ago), but even so, we need some DNF news. I mean, the release date for this game - which has probably been in GameStop's database for about 11 years now - is still the very vague and kinda egotistical, "when it's done." We would understand this stance a little more if we hadn't been led down an endless road for over a decade, but gamers have long since grown tired of the runaround.
No, E3 isn't necessary. But it would've been a fine idea to prove to gamers, a whole new generation of gamers now, that Duke Nukem Forever will be worthy of our attention in the increasingly competitive world of FPSs. In the end, we'd appreciate a bone tossed in our direction. For example, could they officially confirm that a PS3 version really is in the works? That'd be a start.
Related Game(s): Duke Nukem Forever
6/27/2008 Ben Dutka