Duke Nukem Forever Alive, Demo Might Drop In 2010
There are long-lasting rumors, and then there are everlasting rumors. Only a few fall into the latter category; this includes the Final Fantasy VII remake and Duke Nukem Forever.
Supposedly, even though original DNF developer 3D Realms is out of the picture, the ridiculously long-awaited title still draws breath. According to sources claiming to be in the know, Borderlands and Brothers in Arms designer Gearbox Software has picked up the fallen reins. Supposedly, the game will be completed under this new studio's direction and it'll hit store shelves with the Gearbox label. Furthermore, Take-Two is still waiting in the wings to publish the game, and although we don't have any status update, one source actually said we'll get a playable demo towards the end of this year. ...really? Really? We've been familiar with the name "Duke Nukem Forever" for, what...12 years? 14 years? It was the longest-running joke in the history of the industry and now we'll get a demo for this legendary piece of vaporware? Well, Gearbox is an active developer and it sounds like the type of project they'd adopt...who knows? Perhaps we just have to believe in miracles.
We'll certainly keep an eye on things as the situation progresses. Just don't be surprised if the demo never arrives and DNF reclaims its "Did Not Finish" moniker.
8/11/2010 12:03:22 PM Ben Dutka