Update 2: The original interview in the Dallas Business Journal has been edited with many corrections regarding all things Duke. Primarily it now reads Duke Nukem Forever is internally projected for a 2008 release by 3D Realms and will likely come to the Xbox 360, PS3 and the PC. Basically, we're back to square one.
Update: 3D Realms has informed Shacknews that the release date and platform availability for Duke Nukem Forever were not confirmed in the Dallas Business Journal interview, though the company apparently did not deny the information regarding the XBLA release of Duke Nukem 3D.
Hot off the
internets comes word from 3D Realms that Duke Nukem Forever
is confirmed for late 2008 release. Hitting Xbox 360, PS3 and the PC it was announced for in 1996, Duke
is the daddy of everything vaporware. In an email exchange with the Dallas Business Journal, 3D Realms president Scott Miller confirmed that the long 12-year wait for Duke's return will be over by the end of the calendar year. Miller went on to reiterate, "we may miss the mark by a month or two, but I feel very confident that we're on target this time." Miller also confirmed the existence of the rumored Xbox Live Arcade
version of the classic
PC title Duke Nukem 3D
, which will feature online multiplayer support, leaderboards, and a co-op mode. When asked about a possible release date for the XBLA title Miller said, "we're talking to Microsoft about getting a release slot sometime this year." We're holding our collective breaths.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
2-06-2008 @ 1:28PM
I know that this has long been the ultimate vaporware for gamers, but is Duke Nukem still relevant?
2-06-2008 @ 2:27PM
Duke Nukem will always be relevant (when talking about vaporware)
2-06-2008 @ 1:35PM
Duke 3D for the XBLA is going to be the bomb digity...can't wait.
2-06-2008 @ 1:41PM
I haven't played a Duke game. I know they are regarded as being very good, but that was in a time when those type of games didn't exist. The point raised, in todays market with many similar, and exceptional games, is this possible game worthy of such adoration.
Also since the update, are either game confirmed?
2-06-2008 @ 2:01PM
The thing about old school games (to me at least) like Duke 3D is that it brings back a lot of memories when I used to play them all the time with my buddies online. I played Duke 3D and Doom 1 all the time when I was in high school. They might not be able to compete with the newer games in graphics, physics or AI but it's a blast running through a favorite level that you haven't played in 10-15 years.
2-06-2008 @ 1:44PM
the XBLA title is confirmed, the 360 is not. . . I think.
2-06-2008 @ 2:03PM
the duke nukeme games where fun .....but had theworst controls ever....
at least on 64...
2-06-2008 @ 9:49PM
duke on N64 is like having sex with a condom ... everything is there, but it just doesn't feel right.
2-06-2008 @ 2:36PM
Too little too late, I lost interest years ago. Duke Nukem is NOT RELEVANT!!! there has been too many great titles that makes Duke a fond memory from the early age of FPS and nothing more.
2-06-2008 @ 3:06PM
I think the dragging out of this project has meant that all excitement inthe game is lost, rather than suddenly being excited "Oh my, a new Duke Nukem after all these years!", it's more "Oh really... they're finally finishing it huh?"
I really would love to know what 3D Realms gets upto between the years.
2-06-2008 @ 4:08PM
I can't wait to play this on XBLA; it will bring back memories of my first dancing girls...
2-06-2008 @ 6:26PM
Looks like this "Dallas Business Journal" really dropped the ball on this one. Didn't really get anything right.
Way to go DBJ!
2-06-2008 @ 9:51PM