It’s been gaming’s longest running joke. A game that has been in development hell for so long it’s taken up residence. Duke Nukem Forever, a remnant of an age of gaming long forgotten, a game that many were convinced would never see the light of day, a title that has been practically developed umpteen times already considering how many times the developers have switched engines and/or approaches – is finally going to be released.
No, seriously, this isn’t a joke. Check the date, it’s not the start of April by a long shot.
Due for an imminent announcement at PAX, and with 3D Realms firmly out of the picture, 2K have engaged Borderlands developer Gearbox to pull the franchise off the scrap-heap and drag the bastard over the line. Portents have been strong all day, with Gearbox president Randy Pitchford walking around PAX with a Duke t-shirt on. Then Joystiq came across this.
Expect more details as further information trickles out of the expo. There’s a live stream in the forum. Go look!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go somewhere and eat a hat.