Although you may not remember, 3D Realms once said Duke Nukem Forever would definitely come to "consoles," and most of us just assumed that included the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. But new evidence says the now-defunct project may never have been intended for Sony's machine.

According to SKOAR! , and in looking at Jay Brushwood's linkedin's profile, it seems DNF was to be revealed at this year's E3 before the game's demise. Furthermore, it was being developed "for the PC and Xbox 360," with no mention of the PlayStation 3 anywhere. This may be justifiable as the team may have finally shifted into "real" design mode when the PS3 was in the early stages of its lifespan; a time when many developers weren't interested in taking a chance on the struggling system. And yet, this revelation causes several new questions to arise: if another studio does pick it up, will they be able to make it for the PS3? Will Microsoft attempt to snag it as an exclusive for the 360? How far along were they in terms of development; would the PS3 version have to be a port by this time? Or might they still be able to design both versions simultaneously to some extent? Well, we may never get the answers to such questions, even though 3D Realms has remained open and alive. They still want to retain the "Duke" name but at this point, nobody really knows what's going to happen.  Another question now is, do we care ?

For now, though, DNF remains exactly that: D.N.F. "Did. Not. Finish."

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Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I love the DNF saga! it's like a soap opera for gamers.I just think this has all been a giant plot;the delay and the suppose shutdown of the company could all be intentional hype for the game so at E3 they arise and show amazing finished gameplay DNF and make everyone say whoaaaaa.

LividFiction
LividFiction
11 years ago

Occam's Razor would've liked to have had a word with you, but then again nothing's simple when it comes to 3D Realms . . .

Jian2069
Jian2069
11 years ago

…And nothing of value was lost

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

LOL @ the fact that is was this was even imaginable..

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

You know I cry at night? I cry about many things. Most of all, I cry about this. Sometimes I wake up and think I feel Duke next to me……….but it's just my pillow. My pillow is full of shattered dreams……and LIES!!!!


Last edited by fatelementality on 5/31/2009 10:18:01 PM

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
11 years ago

Wow, you really need to see the world and get a little more perspective on things.

Honestly, no huge loss for me. DNF would've struggled against the likes of Halo and Modern Warfare 2. Unless it revolutionised something, but from the supposed leaked videos, it just looked like another shooter. Just with more swearing and titty shaking. And if that floats your boat…. "see the world and get a little more perspective on things"

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

It was a joke man. Lighten up.

Superman915
Superman915
11 years ago

people still care about duke nukem?

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
11 years ago

never coming to A console.

twenty8nine
twenty8nine
11 years ago

It's not even a B, C, or D console. It's coming out on a F console. Remember RROD or E74?

Kevadu
Kevadu
11 years ago

I still remember when this was just a PC game that was going to use the Quake II engine…

I never really thought it was going to come out for the PS3. Of course, it's been a long time since I thought it was going to come out at all…

BigTonesAUS
BigTonesAUS
11 years ago

even if it did come out now on all consoles the hype would kill it. There is no way it can live up to it, and 3D Realms knows this. Having said that i don't think the legend of DNF will ever go away, it'll come up again in every gaming generation, the vision of what could be

twenty8nine
twenty8nine
11 years ago

So I see that they are gimping the game by not developing it on the best system available. What they will do is test the upper limits of a soon-to-be-replaced console.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

It's comments like this that make me point out the other side of the coin.

But anyway, nobody cares. I seriously doubt it's any better than something like Haze or Timeshift.

WolfCrimson
WolfCrimson
11 years ago

lol so it was bad karma that caused 3d realms to shut down. See what happens when you exclude the PS3? 😛

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

I wish we could put this subject to bed already 🙂

Q!

"i am home"

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Dukie go night night.

CrazyIrishBoy
CrazyIrishBoy
11 years ago

Well if it wasnt intended for ps3, probly at the time they thought they wouldnt make money from a ps3 launch, now they might cos they might make money, its gonna just be a port and it's not worthy of my money and it might just make my ps3 vomit.

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

It's taken them twelve years and they still haven't got it finished, how many years do you think it would have taken them if they had tried to make a port for the PS3 too? We would have seen it just in time for the launch of the PS 9..lol

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

I wont be surprised if ms is holding this as one of their 'aces' to be announced in a bit.

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

Yea Duke Nukem 3D was pretty sick, but it really doesn't matter if this game even comes out.