In development since the Clinton administration and my freshman year of high school, the infamous Duke Nukem Forever has once again been delayed. Gearbox Software’s Randy Pitchford had assured doubtful gamers everywhere that May 3rd (May 6th internationally) would be the final release date for the game that has been through far more delays than I have fingers. Apparently that is not the case however, as the title has now been pushed back to June 14th in NA and June 10th in international regions.
“In case you haven’t heard, Duke never comes early,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “We’re committed to deliver[sic] a laugh-out-loud, politically incorrect experience that people will talk about for years to come. We thank Duke’s fans for their continued patience – I promise this won’t take another 15 years.” A delay of approximately six weeks is fairly short but should serve to throw more fuel on the fire of the ludicrous development cycle that the Duke’s latest game has undergone.
In the video statement below, Randy Pitchford once again plays up the comical nature of Duke Nukem Forever’s countless delays and insists that the game is very near completion. Judging by its showing at PAX East the other week, I’m inclined to believe that it is legitimately nearing completion. When [if] the Duke finally appears in his first game in 15 years this June, MTB will bring you our full review.
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Source: Take Two Interactive Software