Today at the PAX annual festival (Penny Arcade Expo) held in Seattle, rumors circulating from mid-August that the development of the most long-developed game in the world, Duke Nukem Forever has been transferred to Gearbox Software, have been confirmed. At the closed presentation, a new game trailer was shown, and PAX visitors were given the opportunity to play a working 15-minute demo on Xbox 360 controllers.
The lucky ones who tried the demo wrote that the gameplay and the spirit of the game as a whole remained similar to Duke Nukem 3D , however such modern things appeared as health regeneration, help in aiming (obviously for consoles) and aiming with zoom with a left trigger. The videos on youtube also show that there is a lot of blood and special effects in the game, like depth of field. Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford said that the creator of the series, 3D Realms , donated Duke Nukem Forever to them for revision at the end of 2009. He promised that the game will definitely come out in 2011, but he was afraid to call a more accurate release date. Duke Nukem Forever will be released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and will have a single pass mode and multiplayer.
The company Gearbox Software is known for the add-ons to the Half-Life Opposing Force and Blue Shift, the Brothers in Arms series and the latest Borderlands , and Randy Pitchford himself once worked on Duke Nukem 3D in 3D Realms , so there’s no need to worry about the quality of the final product. In addition, according to Pitchford himself, most of the game was already ready, they are only refining and polishing. And yes, the same Jon St. voices Duke Nyukema .John . ')
In this Gearbox forum thread, people collect photos and videos from the event, here are just a couple of them showing the gameplay: