Duke Nukem Forever confirmed by Gearbox, coming in 2011

By on September 3, 2010, 3:26 PM
Duke Nukem Forever is in fact being developed by Gearbox -- and that's straight from the horse's mouth. Gearbox founder Randy Pitchford confirmed today that development on the title is being completed. As it turns out, the studio picked the project up sometime late last year, and they're just polishing things up for a 2011 release on PC, Xbox 360 as well as the PlayStation 3.

What's more, Gearbox officially unveiled the title at PAX today -- and not just a teaser video either. A fully playable copy is right out in the open for attendees to test drive. Hands-on gameplay footage was being streamed live here, but that's over now. The replay should be online shortly.

Story-wise, according to Pitchford, "aliens come and say they're going to be our friends and Duke knows this isn't going to work out. Duke once again is in the pivotal spot and its up to him to save the world." Both single-player and multi-player modes are confirmed.

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poundsmack said:

It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and I'm all out of gum...

Rage_3K_Moiz Rage_3K_Moiz, Sith Lord, said:

Hail to The King, baby!

whiteandnerdy said:

do my eyes deceive me?!?!

jjbeard926 said:

I'll believe it when I've paid for it and see it downloading. Until then, this is still vaporware.

princeton princeton said:

So 2011 marks the end of Duke Nukem Forever jokes?

9Nails, TechSpot Paladin, said:

This just in, Duke Nukem Forever title now changed to Duke Nukem Imminent!

tengeta tengeta said:

Wasn't this just guaranteed about a year ago? I guess everyone uses Blizzard tactics these days.

lawfer, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I saw the footage, and I can confirm it.This game is gonna suck.

Guest said:

I just read an article about a guy who has a pre-order for Duke Nukem Forever from 1999. thats dedication. i hope its worth the wait

Guest said:

Randy Pitchford was involved with the development of at least Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition. I believe he was a coder, but I'm not quite entirely certain. He could have been a level designer as well. Regardless, Duke has been in very capable hands.

Great news, Gearbox is a good game company that I respect, despite their console porting (I've never really had issues with it, not even in Borderlands.)

mattfrompa mattfrompa said:

can we just get this game over with?

Darkshadoe Darkshadoe said:

There was a typo in the story..it was supposed to say coming in 2110... :P

Guest said:

Next of many game classics, which will be ruined by consoles. If this situation will continue, I will never become a gamer again.

windmill007 said:

Yeah ok.. this has to be the longest running joke and people still believe it.

Guest said:

will they make a they make another one after this? car wait :P

Afenix said:

I saw the footage too, and it SUX. (PAX lol) But hey guys, don't rush to be skeptical.

Gearbox made borderlands baby

blue44 said:

i've seen this movie before...i'll wait till it's on the shelf...haven't really missed it at all....

spydercanopus spydercanopus said:

It better be dirty and sexy

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