Will Duke Nukem Forever Come Out To Play At PAX?

Last month, Kotaku was told that 3D Realms' ridiculously long-in-the-making shooter Duke Nukem Forever would finally see the light of day, thanks to a saving throw from Borderlands studio Gearbox Software. Duke's reveal was rumoured to happen at this weekend's PAX convention.

At the time, Gearbox president Randy Pitchford would neither confirm nor deny that his studio was giving Duke Nukem Forever one more shot at eventual completion, saying that he may have more to offer at the aforementioned show. Recent chatter from those close to the Duke Nukem Forever saga might indicate that PAX is the place for a reveal.

Duke Nukem voice actor Jon St John recently tweeted that he "is headed for PAX Seattle tomorrow".

"See you at Q&A#1 in the main theatre 11:30AM Friday...ask, I'll tell almost all!" St John said. Kotaku has been told from sources claiming to have knowledge of the situation that Duke Nukem Forever's next appearance will happen at the kick-off of PAX 2010, possibly at the "Penny Arcade Q&A #1" session.

For what it's worth, 3D Realms head George Broussard more recently (and more cryptically) tweeted an image of pigs flying, perhaps an indicator that the long in development Duke game is actually happening this time.

Take-Two Interactive has an investor call happening later today, where it may or may not shed a little more light on the situation. We'll know on Friday if rumours of Duke's revival are fact or fiction.


    If they can port the assets into the UE3 then provided the story and mechanics weren't broken to begin with it may be alright.

    I'm not holding my breath though.

      Duke will never die!

      I don't think it's possible to mess it up.

    If its Duke Nukem Forever it'll be amazing. Also, why would they port the assets to UE3? The engine they're using has been modified to a ridiculous extent it looks fantastic anyway.

    They should port the build assests from Dukenukem 3D to an modern engine, and release that.

    Port it to *another* engine?
    Yes, _that'll_ help it get released faster!


    I'm surprised anyone even cares about this anymore. There are way better games available that aren't banking on a sale based on little more than nostalgia.

    Dammit, I thought we were done hearing about this overhyped piece of vaporware - the death of id should have convinced the industry stop throwing good money after bad and move on with other, better IP.

    Why aren't Gearbox improving Borderlands for a sequel rather than defibrillating this dinosaur?

      The fact you refer to 3D Realms as 'id' gives your argument zero credibility.

      And as they say...

      "Always bet on Duke"

    Y'know, the thing I don't get is why they'd WANT to pick up this property now. The Duke Nukem license is poison now because it's become the biggest joke in the history of the industry. There is NO PHYSICAL WAY anything good can come of releasing this game now or at any point in the future because no matter how good it is it'll be a diappointment. Yes, some people will buy it anyway, but it'll be savaged by all and sundry and be a massive embarrassment for whichever company makes the mistake of finally releasing it. Seriously, this is a REALLY bad move.

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