Duke Nuk'em Forever (could be) coming in late 2008, seriously

Posted by Theo Valich

Chicago (IL) - We don’t want to get your hopes up just, yet, but there appears to be a slight chance that Duke Nuk'em Forever, five-time winner of Wired’s Vaporware Awards, may be released this year.

Scott Miller, president of 3DRealms, told the Dallas Business Journal in an interview his company is planning see re-release of Duke Nuk’em 3D on Xbox Live Arcade and Duke Nuk’em Forever is slated for late 2008. He noted that the debut date could slip by a month or two, which does not really matter when we consider the title’s 12-year development time.

Miller also mentioned that the game makes “sense” to be released for the big three platforms the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

Personally, I can't believe I was 17 when I played Duke Nuk'em 3D for countless days. Sadly, the development of Duke Nuk’em began to look stuck in the early 2000s and we have been waiting for more than a decade for its successor. Duke Nuk'em appeared in many follow-up releases, but a true new version never came. Over time, Duke’s game engine was changed from Quake to Unreal (2, 2.5, 3.0, 3.x), the physics engine switched to to Meqon, now known as a part of Ageia’s PhysX unit.