“You Will See Future Duke IP” From Take-Two

I honestly thought we had seen the last of the Duke after Duke Nukem Forever, but it seems I was mistaken. In an interview with Forbes, Take Two president Strauss Zelnick was asked the following question: “Does Take-Two own the intellectual property surrounding Duke? Could you spin that out into not just new games, but movies and TV?”

To which the response was “we don’t really talk about it in detail but you will see future Duke IP coming from this company.”


I’d be very interested to see a brand new Duke game, built from the ground up by Gearbox. Come to think of it a Duke TV show would be amazing, simply because it would cause certain tabloid newspapers to poop a brick.

Source: Forbes



  1. *minisick*

  2. Well I liked DNF and I think the humour and attitude has a place in the modern FPS world so I would like to see at least one more game, maybe a completely new one using a new engine etc.

    • Agreed, I enjoyed DNF too. Also, considering the ending of DNF, another game is pretty much a given.

  3. 2021 will be an exciting year for Duke fans.

  4. Pukem…. *pheh!*

  5. Will be interesting to see what a Gearbox ‘Duke Nukem’ game looks like when built from scratch.

  6. DNF clearly suffered from the extremely long dev cycle. If they would do a DN game from scratch they could actually pull it off. Gearbox definitely has the skillset to do it.

  7. Things I’d like to see in the next Duke Nukem game:

    1) Big Pat from Eastenders giving Duke a slap and telling him to grow up.
    2) That’s it.

  8. maybe if they make a new game not saddled with over a decade of baggage they can make the game better.

    though i’d like them to do something a bit cleverer with duke next time, maybe play on the anachronistic nature of his character.
    kind of like what they did in the brady bunch movie.

    have a laugh with the fact that despite the world changing around him he’s still exactly the same as he was nearly two decades ago.

  9. I don’t think this is very surprising, it sold very well despite terrible reviews, it’s every company’s dream.

  10. As much as i like DNF even i’m willing to admit that ‘Intellectual Property’ is a bit of a stretch haha..

    • Maybe in a knowing post ironic way it is intelliectual, then again.

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