Duke Nukem Forever PC requirements released

By on May 3, 2011, 1:28 PM

Duke Nukem Forever, the game that became infamous for being delayed indefinitely, has finally received an official set of PC requirements. Your patience has been tried like never before, and it would be a real shame if your gaming rig couldn't even run the game.

As always, the system requirements are broken down into two tiers: Minimum Specifications and Recommended Specifications. Other requirements include: a one-time Internet connection for Steam authentication for initial installation, as well as installing the Steam Client, Microsoft DirectX, Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (ATL), Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, and AMD Dual Core Optimizer (only for specific AMD processors to run the game correctly, but installs for all of them.)

Minimum Specifications

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.0 Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 2.0 Ghz
  • Memory: 1GB
  • Hard Drive: 10GB free
  • Video Memory: 256MB
  • Video Card: nVidia GeForce 7600 / ATI Radeon HD 2600
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Recommended Specifications

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 2.6 Ghz
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Hard Drive: 10GB free
  • Video Memory: 512MB
  • Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS / ATI Radeon HD 3850
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Four months ago, the game was given a set of release dates: May 3, 2011 in North America and May 6, 2011 in the rest of the world. Two months ago, this was pushed back to June 14 in North America, and on June 10 in the rest of the world.

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.

Now we have the official system requirements, and we're about a month away from release. Will it finally happen?

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