Any gamer should be familiar with the whole debacle that was Duke Nukem Forever. Before anyone really criticizes the game, it’s important to just acknowledge the fact that Gearbox Software managed to take a title that was 13 years in limbo, do what they could do to make it fun, and release it.
Was it the Duke Nukem game everyone was looking forward to? Perhaps not, but Gearbox isn’t letting that stop them, and in fact, it’s encouraging them to make a brand new game for the series.
A possible sequel had been previously discussed by Take Two, the published for Duke Nukem Forever, but during the Gearbox panel at PAX Prime 2011, Gearbox president Randy Pitchford announced that the company would be making their Duke Nukem game and would be talking about that in the future. It might be another long wait, though, Gearbox is planning on releasing Borderlands 2 and Aliens: Colonial Marines.
Despite the lackluster reviews (including our own), Duke Nukem Forever managed to climb to second place in the June game sales chart, proving that people still love an unbelievably badass character. Pitchford’s own words, regarding a new Duke game, were inspiring and still manage to give fans something great to look forward to in the future, here’s what he had to say:
“I know that you guys figured out that, when Gearbox acquired the franchise, we didn’t do it just to make sure we could all play Duke Forever, but because we wanted to make our own Duke game. Soon, we’ll talk about that, but not today.”
Fans of Gearbox and the franchise were very much excited at the announcement, giving the developer plenty of encouragement and motivation to create a much better and probably more competent Duke title the likes of which we have never seen. The very concept of that should be enough to give any fan of Duke, old or new, something to look forward to.
Duke Nukem Forever is available now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
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