Psst…hey. Over here. 'glances furtively around, then whispers'- "word is, 3D Realms is on the Duke Nukem Forever home stretch!" 'runs away'

Oh yes, we do have another update for you, but like all the updates of the past 11 years or so, it doesn't really tell us much. According to 3D Realm's George Broussard's Twitter update , the team may be closing in on completion of the fictional shooter. The message is this:

"Closing out a milestone this week. 71 more tasks to do and we started with probably 800-900. Been a good push. Next one starts Monday."

We're not entirely sure what "tasks" indicate in the post, but if there are 800-900 and it has taken this long to get to 71 remaining, does that mean they'll be done in 2011? Or is my math incorrect? Anyway, we'd also be interested in a platform confirmation of some kind; last year, we had heard they were planning to bring DNF to multiple platforms. But we haven't heard anything since, which is the exact MO we're dealing with. They let the rumor run its course and when things are slowing down, they come up with something else. It's the most ingenious prank in the history of gaming, really.

But hey, we've been wrong before. Maybe Duke Nukem Forever will get an official release date at E3; maybe it'll launch in 2010 and be one of the best shooters ever. Oh, wait…3D Realms isn't scheduled to participate in this year's E3. It's probably because they have nothing to say .

Related Game(s): Duke Nukem Forever

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robinhood2010
robinhood2010
11 years ago

Seriously, not this load of BS again…
I'm suprised this didn't come out on the 1st!

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

Duke Nukem is a thing of the past, I'm happy with his replacement Serious Sam.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Duke Nukem ForNEVER

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

How exactly has George Broussard been able to make a living releasing zero games? That's probably the biggest secret about Duke Nukem Never Ever. Must have that huge trust fund or something.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

he specializes in vapor-ware…

that's exactly what I'm classifying this as… and its what i have always classified it as…

Duke Nukem 4never indeed

psychotoe
psychotoe
11 years ago

but have these guys really lost their minds? Hey George Broussard once the game is finished, you can stick it up your……

Kevadu
Kevadu
11 years ago

Yes, being the most delayed game in history is a pretty important milestone.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

It would be extra-ordinary if they actually made it happen. I would like to know what these guys have been living on all these years!

Q!

"i am home"

Gabriel013
Gabriel013
11 years ago

If it ever sees the light of day it must surely be a PSN title.

I'd honestly be tempted if it piddled on the face of political correctness. I draw the line at paying full retail for it though.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Their milestone is what exactly? Being the longest running vaporware joke in gaming history?

psychotoe
psychotoe
11 years ago

It's true, at this point that's all they are….a joke. If it wasn't for these little updates here and there I wouldn't even know they exist.

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

probably change to cryengine 3 in the future furthering the delay to 2020

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Task 900:
Announced DNF, no one noticed that DNF means "Did Not Finish" in most circumstances. Ah the irony….
Task 859:
Reimplement game using Doom3 game engine.

Task 566:
Reimplement game using Quake engine

Task 100:
Write game script

Task 80:
Complete graphical redesign of characters now we are in the HD era.

Task 71:
Reimplement game engine using Unreal Engine.

Task 70:
Sue makers of Unreal Engine for crap code.

Task 69:
Reimplement game using Cryengine 3.

Task 68:
Sue makers of Cryengine for crap code.

Task 67:
Drop clues on Twitter claiming we're nearly there.

Task 66:
Implement custom game engine.

Task 65:
Sue self for crap code.

Task 64:
Give interview to Edge, hint that game is coming Real Soon Now.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

LOL

th0mas21
th0mas21
11 years ago

Task 65 😉

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

That would be awesome if they put out Duke Nukem Forever as a chinsy 2D side scroller on PSN.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

nothing says FAIL like a "3D" "publisher" releasing a 2d game…

Totalz
Totalz
11 years ago

It turns out the last 71 tasks are actually the game making process…

The previous 829 have been one of three,

1) Sitting on lazy arse
2) Sending out random bullsh*t rumors to press
3) Considering what random bullsh*t rumor to release next.

These have been repeated constantly over the last, what's it been? 2 million years (they began brainstorming and creating code in the stoneage on cave walls).

Guest
Guest
11 years ago

It's actually pretty obvious when you think of it;

The engine for "Duke" is so technically advanced that it's been "acquired" by the government and is now currently running our defense grid, utilities, and computer infra-structure.

Saying "it's still in development", is actually "plausible-deniability".

You don't have to wait to play "Duke"…

you're IN it!…..

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I am curious why everyone is insulting this game so much including you Ben?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

because it doesn't exist, it's a hoax.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

It's because Duke Nukem Forever has been 'coming soon' for 12 years. It was actually announced for the first time almost 12 years ago to the day.

It did actually start life on the Quake II engine, then in '98 went to the Unreal Engine, then in '99 it went to an upgraded Unreal Engine, and was projected for a 2000 release. In 2002 they scrapped most of the work they'd done and switched to a custom engine that incorporates some parts of Unreal Engine 2.0, and so on and so forth (see I wasn't kidding about the game engine switching).

So the game has been pure vapor for 12 years, always coming soon, always teased and never seen. Duke Nuken Forever – DNF lives up to the acronym at least.

DNF – Did Not Finish.


Last edited by TheHighlander on 4/15/2009 2:31:33 PM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

I have no respect for people who tease a game for 12 years; a project that apparently doesn't exist.

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

Dupe 'em forever .

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Sorry Ben, George's Twitter page is not news, it's satire. Why report on such nonsense?

coldbore
coldbore
11 years ago

damn this is bs… but i dont see why anybody wouldnt pick it up, look at all the hype that this has already gotten, there wouldnt be a single gamer that doesnt know of its existence, but geuss the name says it all, "duke nukem forever" its just taking forever for it to come out, and always will take forever… 🙁

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
11 years ago

Well if it's good, I'm not looking forward to looking forward to the sequel.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

lol Duke Nukem Forever 2!!!

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

All the Vapor, None of the Ware

BigTonesAUS
BigTonesAUS
11 years ago

geeze get over it 3D realms, id love it if they actually do put out this game just to see how it will totally fall flat on its face due to the hype they have generated over the years.
For this game to succeed critically it would have to be equivelent to the second coming of christ in gaming.

Kingharris
Kingharris
11 years ago

So that means a 3D model of ANYTHING has been created…right?

Fenrir
Fenrir
11 years ago

The past 829 tasks were for meetings finding a suitable programming language and making coffee ,or what? Will they start programming now? True?! (Honestly, I don´t care much about the game by now)

Jian2069
Jian2069
11 years ago

if this is the largest game ever created that needs 3 blu-ray discs to run on and is not available on any other system

then props to 3drealms…

[/bullshit]


Last edited by Jian2069 on 4/16/2009 2:20:20 PM

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

Duke Nukem Forever: In Development