Duke Nukem Forever Was Never Coming To The PS3?
Although you may not remember, 3D Realms once said Duke Nukem Forever would definitely come to "consoles," and most of us just assumed that included the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. But new evidence says the now-defunct project may never have been intended for Sony's machine.
According to SKOAR!, and in looking at Jay Brushwood's linkedin's profile, it seems DNF was to be revealed at this year's E3 before the game's demise. Furthermore, it was being developed "for the PC and Xbox 360," with no mention of the PlayStation 3 anywhere. This may be justifiable as the team may have finally shifted into "real" design mode when the PS3 was in the early stages of its lifespan; a time when many developers weren't interested in taking a chance on the struggling system. And yet, this revelation causes several new questions to arise: if another studio does pick it up, will they be able to make it for the PS3? Will Microsoft attempt to snag it as an exclusive for the 360? How far along were they in terms of development; would the PS3 version have to be a port by this time? Or might they still be able to design both versions simultaneously to some extent? Well, we may never get the answers to such questions, even though 3D Realms has remained open and alive. They still want to retain the "Duke" name but at this point, nobody really knows what's going to happen. Another question now is, do we care?
For now, though, DNF remains exactly that: D.N.F. "Did. Not. Finish."
5/31/2009 Ben Dutka