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DNF 3x The Size of MW2; DN3D Remake OK'd

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Duke Nukem Forever will be a massive game, says Randy Pitchford.

Now that Duke Nukem Forever actually appears to be on course for publication, Gearbox Software's Randy Pitchford is seemingly making sure that games know its the real deal by handing out pinches of details. The latest news regarding Duke's big return centers on the actual single-player campaign itself. According to Pitchford, it's going to be massive in size, calling DNF a triple-A title.

"The campaign is huge," he said. "It’s probably three times the size of the last Call Of Duty game (Modern Warfare 2). And it’s great through and through. Any time I play, at any given moment, I’m having a great time and I want to see the next moment. There’s crazy set-pieces and, in that regard… if you’re expecting this to be a fizzle-out, a low budget thing, you’re going to be like: 'Holy sh*t! Oh my God! This is no joke!'"

He also admitted that the game will still have its faults despite the lengthy development. "If you’re expecting perfect, there’s no such thing as perfect," he admitted. "I don’t think anything can up to 12 years, but I think it’s astonishing how big it is--especially given how it’s suddenly here. To people that are on the outside, it [appears to have] come out of nowhere."

In related news, Gearbox Software has given the green light for an independent team of fans to re-create the original Duke Nukem 3D from the ground up. Currently named Duke Nukem: Next-Gen (DNNG), the game will use Epic's Unreal Engine 3 and eventually consist of a 3-episode singleplayer campaign, a full multiplayer component, and will be free to download and play.

"I contacted George Broussard and Scott Miller, to start a conversation about the project," said project leader Frederik Schreiber. "The shots managed to convince Scott Miller to a certain degree, but the project was only doable if Take-Two would approve it. Thinking that Gearbox might have a better relationship to Take-Two than 3Drealms, I contacted AdamF, who passed me through to PJ Putnam, Vice President and General Counsel of Gearbox Software. Luckily Gearbox was interested in supporting the project, which resulted in a personal non-commercial license to Duke Nukem."

While no potential release date was given, the team is currently looking to take on additional help. To find out more, head here.

Duke Nukem: Next-Gen

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    Maxor127 , October 14, 2010 9:44 PM
    3x the size of MW2 isn't saying much. Basically DNF will be the size of what a normal full game should be. A DN3D remake will be good if it has co-op. One of the best things about the original was it was one of the first co-op FPS games I'd played.
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    Yuka , October 14, 2010 9:38 PM
    Kudos to Gearbox and Take Two for their support on the project.

    Hope Unreal also says something about it. How is their licencing thingy with free stuff?

    Cheers!
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    jazn1337 , October 14, 2010 11:12 PM
    Duke is always 3x as big.
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    Yuka , October 14, 2010 9:38 PM
    Kudos to Gearbox and Take Two for their support on the project.

    Hope Unreal also says something about it. How is their licencing thingy with free stuff?

    Cheers!
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    2real , October 14, 2010 9:40 PM
    this is good news for duke nukem fans like me
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    Maxor127 , October 14, 2010 9:44 PM
    3x the size of MW2 isn't saying much. Basically DNF will be the size of what a normal full game should be. A DN3D remake will be good if it has co-op. One of the best things about the original was it was one of the first co-op FPS games I'd played.
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    jskilnyk , October 14, 2010 9:45 PM
    I think just about any game being made now would be better than MW2 IMO. But, a DN3D remake sounds kick ass. So many hours wasted...
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    JOSHSKORN , October 14, 2010 9:46 PM
    If this is going to be as big (and demanding on your system) as I think it is, Tomshardware may want to consider using DNF when running benchmarks on hardware configurations. Guess we'll find out. I hope it's programmed to REQUIRE a minimal of a high end dual-core processor but really meant for Core i3s, i5s and i7s. DX11, too.
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    Darkerson , October 14, 2010 9:52 PM
    A free remake is a step in the right direction, as far as tokens of goodwill go, but saying DNF is 3x bigger then MW2 isnt saying much. That games single player campaign was over just as I was starting to get warmed up :p 
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    sliem , October 14, 2010 10:06 PM
    Both look good! Keep it up!!
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    amk09 , October 14, 2010 10:06 PM
    JOSHSKORNIf this is going to be as big (and demanding on your system) as I think it is, Tomshardware may want to consider using DNF when running benchmarks on hardware configurations. Guess we'll find out. I hope it's programmed to REQUIRE a minimal of a high end dual-core processor but really meant for Core i3s, i5s and i7s. DX11, too.

    JOSHSKORNIf this is going to be as big (and demanding on your system) as I think it is, Tomshardware may want to consider using DNF when running benchmarks on hardware configurations. Guess we'll find out. I hope it's programmed to REQUIRE a minimal of a high end dual-core processor but really meant for Core i3s, i5s and i7s. DX11, too.



    To be honest by judging those graphics you won't need "high end" anything. Doesn't look nearly as demanding as Bad Company 2, which I run just fine with a Core 2 Duo P8400 @ 2.26 Ghz (that's right, a mobile cpu)
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    RazberyBandit , October 14, 2010 10:29 PM
    I would only expect DNF to be a far bigger experience than MW2. Hopefully, that translates into a much longer and deeper experience, as most gamers found the single-player portion of MW2 too short.
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    soundping , October 14, 2010 10:37 PM
    Sounds good. :) 
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    nobodyshearing , October 14, 2010 10:39 PM
    amk09To be honest by judging those graphics you won't need "high end" anything. Doesn't look nearly as demanding as Bad Company 2, which I run just fine with a Core 2 Duo P8400 @ 2.26 Ghz (that's right, a mobile cpu)

    i think you missed something... the video isn't of the DNF game, it's from the DN3D remake... which is on unreal engine 3... so that shouldn't be demanding and would run much better than BC2
    JOSHSKORNIf this is going to be as big (and demanding on your system) as I think it is, Tomshardware may want to consider using DNF when running benchmarks on hardware configurations. Guess we'll find out. I hope it's programmed to REQUIRE a minimal of a high end dual-core processor but really meant for Core i3s, i5s and i7s. DX11, too.


    the developers can't really start finding the limits of today's gaming pcs... because the consoles (mostly xbox 360) are already at their limits and couldn't handle what 2000$ gaming pc can handle.

    and btw... im also playing bad company 2 on my i5 laptop and its pretty smooth too :p 
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    jazn1337 , October 14, 2010 11:12 PM
    Duke is always 3x as big.
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    kelemvor4 , October 14, 2010 11:21 PM
    AAA title? WTF is that supposed to mean. There's not some "AAA" rating system out there. lol.
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    pakardbell486dx2 , October 15, 2010 12:05 AM
    they better keep the stripe club level in the remake!
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    eddieroolz , October 15, 2010 12:16 AM
    When I saw the headline, I thought "3X14GB"?

    Needless to say, I'm glad that's not the case.
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    DM0407 , October 15, 2010 12:18 AM
    Quote:
    "The campaign is huge," he said. "It’s probably three times the size of the last Call Of Duty game (Modern Warfare 2). And it’s great through and through.


    Good news, the birth went great, your baby should live at least 3x longer than this dead fetus.
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    dEAne , October 15, 2010 1:52 AM
    wow they are great.
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    welshmousepk , October 15, 2010 2:45 AM
    DM0407Good news, the birth went great, your baby should live at least 3x longer than this dead fetus.


    Best. Analogy. Ever.
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    captainnemojr , October 15, 2010 3:08 AM
    I can't wait! Got mine on pre-order! Bout time we had a single player game worth a crap...nice and long...just how Duke's chicks like it :) .
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    thechief73 , October 15, 2010 3:43 AM
    Sweet! I cant wait to play a remake of DN3D, ah the memories: Toilets, Pipe Bombs and Strippers :)  Also got first dibs on the DNF Demo through Borderlands, Gearbox has made one happy fan outa me.
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