2K Games and Gearbox Software has announced that Duke Nukem Forever has “gone gold” and is ready for retailers as the long-awaited sequel’s release draws nearer. Setting a new standard for the term, “development hell,” Duke Nukem Forever was first announced in 1997. “Always bet on Duke, I did,” says Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford. “I bet on all of the developers who have ever been a part of this legendary project and I bet that none of us want to live in a world without Duke,” continues Pitchford.
Needless to say, Pitchford is ecstatic – and why shouldn’t he be? Duke Nukem Forever is complete! The sequel that no one thought would see the light of day has survived numerous delays and a lawsuit filed by publisher Take-Two Interactive against 3D Realms before Gearbox Software took over as developer for the project.
Duke Nukem Forever is scheduled for an international release on June 10 with a June 14 release set for North America. Those who “bet on Duke” and pre-ordered Duke Nukem Forever or purchased the Borderlands Game of the Year Edition will get access to the pre-release demo releasing on June 3.
May 24, 2011
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