Duke Nukem Forever has been delayed, again: June 10, 2011

By on March 24, 2011, 10:39 AM
Duke Nukem Forever, the game that became infamous for being delayed indefinitely, has been pushed back once again. I know what you're thinking: no, this is not an early April Fools' joke. Sure, it's hilarious, but at the same time it's pretty sad.

Two months ago, the game got yet another set of release dates: it was supposed to arrive on May 3, 2011 in North America and May 6, 2011 in the rest of the world. Now, it's apparently coming on June 14 in North America, and on June 10 in the rest of the world. No, that's not a typo, unless Gearbox is just messing with us:

Gamers have waited over a decade to play the official sequel to Duke Nukem. The title was originally announced by 3D Realms in 1997. The project experienced all types of problems, however, and it was passed over to Triptych Games and Gearbox Software in 2009, with multiplayer components provided by Piranha Games.

Half a year ago, Gearbox confirmed that development on the title was being completed. Given how long the game had been in such a state (some 14 years), there were still many skeptics. Then the game was demoed live, but many would still not believe.

Millions refuse to get their hopes up until the game is in their hands. Be honest: do you really think Duke Nukem Forever will ship in three months?





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hojnikb said:

I really hope that it comes atleast this year if not in June.

Guess it needs some polishing ...

Lurker101 said:

This isn't that big a deal. We already know that Triptych and Gearbox have been working hard on DNF, and have been able to give actual ingame footage instead of just a load of smoke and mirrors. So for them to delay by a month to get the game polished and working properly really isn't a problem.

I'd much rather this than an on-time, buggy as hell release.

On another plus, at least they haven't been reported as cutting the game up into little bits, to sell back to us later in the form of DLC.

gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I'm in my 40's...

...so I'll have "shuffled off this mortal coil" by then.

But I'm telling my eight-year-old son to keep himself physically fit...

...so that one glorious September morning, in 2038...

...he can go to Gamestop and pick up his copy.

They may push it back then.

It may become a generational affair. Receipts passed from parent to child.

But someday, somewhere, someone may get the damn game.

Lokalaskurar Lokalaskurar said:

For a game, with such a primitive/louse storyboard, and graphics that are not particularly advanced nowadays, they sure take their time. I'm one of those famous fans who waited for Duke Nukem in 1999. And now, after 12 ******* years... pffh... I've grown up :|

Guest said:

O.O

I'm starting to thing this game is a joke of some sort.

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

gwailo247 said:

I'm in my 40's...

...so I'll have "shuffled off this mortal coil" by then.

But I'm telling my eight-year-old son to keep himself physically fit...

...so that one glorious September morning, in 2038...

...he can go to Gamestop and pick up his copy.

They may push it back then.

It may become a generational affair. Receipts passed from parent to child.

But someday, somewhere, someone may get the damn game.

This right here, this is why I come to techspot, to read just plain funny sh*t like this

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Per Hansson Per Hansson, TS Server Guru, said:

Might just be a marketing ploy.

But I for sure would more than welcome their delay if it indeed is to polish the game

Unlike some other developers *cough cough*

Guest said:

The old fears for DNF are unfounded since there is no central, obsessive character in charge of the project. No cache will be lost between May and later this year so kudos to GB and Piranha for having the balls to polish (pun intended).

superty12 superty12 said:

Expect to wait another decade.

w3b0n said:

Based on what the "big companies" have being releasing, i prefer to wait for a couple of months instead of buying a cheap bug piece of crap game.

Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

That was one of the most entertaining delay announcements.

Guest said:

...when its done!

pcnthuziast said:

Good thing I'm not a DN fan and could care less. That is all. lol

war59312 said:

pcnthuziast said:

Good thing I'm not a DN fan and could care less. That is all. lol

ha-ha same here!

Yeah it's just a game. :p

Puiu Puiu said:

war59312 said:

pcnthuziast said:

Good thing I'm not a DN fan and could care less. That is all. lol

ha-ha same here!

Yeah it's just a game. :p

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Timonius Timonius said:

gwailo247 said:

I'm in my 40's...

...so I'll have "shuffled off this mortal coil" by then.

But I'm telling my eight-year-old son to keep himself physically fit...

...so that one glorious September morning, in 2038...

...he can go to Gamestop and pick up his copy.

They may push it back then.

It may become a generational affair. Receipts passed from parent to child.

But someday, somewhere, someone may get the damn game.

Ha ha! One of the best laughs I've had all day If there was a post of the day/week/month award - you deserve it!

lawfer, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Even more ironic than this whole Duke Nukem fiasco, is the fact that it's named, well, "Forever".

Relic Relic, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Releasing right after E3? I have a feeling we'll be seeing a big marketing push then . The June 14th NA release is a bit confusing though.

Either way I'm actually revealed considering in the next couple of months both Portal 2 and Brink are coming out.

bushwhacker, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Not again....

This happened again since the last release of Mattahan Projects.

Time to kick back and play the good ol' nukem in the dos. <3

bushwhacker, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

You monsters!!!! How can you not like bisexual sexy lesbians?

+1

edited. I just realized that i double-posted..... please merge my post if you think it's necessary to.

fpsgamerJR62 said:

Given Gearbox's track record, I say let's cut them some slack. If any developer can bring Duke to the finish line, these guys would be on top of the list.

Scott8090 said:

This game is cuerently on its 4th publisher and 3rd developer...lets not get our hopes up till its in our console or on our pc's lol.

Guest said:

eh, it's only a console game ported to PC anyways. Not like it has worthy MP play.

Prolly got delayed becouse of the uptight whiners not likeing something and getting it edited to make it for little children (which it never was for)

war59312 said:

God it better be rated MA, or no one will buy. :p

champmanfan said:

Guest said:

eh, it's only a console game ported to PC anyways. Not like it has worthy MP play.

Prolly got delayed becouse of the uptight whiners not likeing something and getting it edited to make it for little children (which it never was for)

If it is a port... thats another game i'll be avoiding, much like Homefront (proof is in the coding and poor PC performance on my beast of a rig 2600K@4.8GHz+5970+5870). I hope graphics and SP gameplay are worthy too of the huge expectation of the fans. If it comes this year then great, otherwise what will another 2+ years matter to 11 years already = unlucky 13. :P

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