Duke Nukem dev insists recent delay isn't a gimmick

The most recent delay of Duke Nukem Forever seems like it couldn't possibly be anything but a tongue-in-cheek gimmick, but developer Gearbox is claiming that it really wasn't in the cards from the beginning.

"No trick – we believed May when we announced it," said Gearbox head Randy Pitchford in a recent interview with Eurogamer. "There is always uncertainty and we use experience and trends to help us be predictive."

Of course, uncertainty has been the story for DNF since it was first announced around 14 years ago.

Pitchford also assured us that the reason for the delay wasn't that the game wasn't finished, but rather to ensure that the experience was as optimal as possible.

"I think we may have been able to force May, but we think that would've introduced risks that would not have served gamers who have waited as long as we have to finally play Duke Nukem Forever," he said.

Pitchford also thanked the many anxious fans, noting that their continued support "does miracles for our morale and that drives quality and performance."

"It’s for the fans that I am confident this slight schedule adjustment is the right thing to do," he said.

[Source: Eurogamer]

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Mar 28, 2011


  • BlackElement17 - March 29, 2011 4:49 a.m.

  • Spybreak8 - March 29, 2011 1:19 a.m.

    This followed by a hilariously fake post on one of the forums I visited trolled EVVVERRYONE. Haha when we all realized what happened, it was like the equivalent of getting kicked in the balls, laughing about it and then ordering drinks.
  • Japanaman - March 28, 2011 9:33 p.m.

    "Trolls have been waiting 14 years for what they want. 3D Realms is clearing winning", says Charlie Sheen.
  • BALLSTOTHEWALLET - March 28, 2011 9:16 p.m.

    This is all I have to say:
  • RicePuddingUK - March 28, 2011 8:16 p.m.

    It's taken over a decade, they're really trying hard to make it great, it only takes one of the developers to think of another great idea for them all to agree and add it in
  • suicidali - March 28, 2011 7:35 p.m.

    "... that drives quality and performance" Implying Duke's "performance" isn't already as high as it can humanly be.
  • ShaneCedt - March 28, 2011 7:09 p.m.

    I swear they're adding in Charlie Sheen jokes
  • Lionhunter44 - March 28, 2011 7:07 p.m.

    They had that release party in Vegas not that long ago. Why the hell would you have a release party if you want to delay the game even more?
  • SalamanderJesus - March 28, 2011 6:51 p.m.

    wow it really does take FOREVER... (because no one makes that joke)
  • JMAN1156 - March 28, 2011 6:36 p.m.

    As long as they release it this year...

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