In an effort to keep the dream alive, Scott Miller of 3D Realms has created a Duke Nukem Facebook page here (RealDukenukem). Unfortunately, the page doesn't really have anything to offer outside a new set of screenshots uploaded just last night (outside a few old ones). It's unknown whether this new batch stems from the continued development, or remnants from the previous batch released after the termination of the Duke Nukem Forever development team. Nevertheless, they're a good indication that Duke Nukem Forever won't go away anytime soon.
As for other Duke Nukem titles, it was recently announced that Duke Nukem 3D was ported in its entirety over to the iPhone, and is expected to hit the App Store soon. The Duke Nukem Trilogy is also expected to see a release soon, this summer according to Apogee Software, bringing three episodes to the PSP and Nintendo DS: Critical Mass, Chain Reaction, and Proving Grounds. Another Duke Nukem title, "Duke Begins," was supposedly in development at a "well-known studio," however Take-Two halted its development back in April.
Despite all the legal hoopla with Take-Two Interactive, the 3D Realms website still lists Duke Nukem Forever under its Games (in development)" section. The company previously said that it is continuing its work on the game, as it has for almost twelve years. Granted the new shots offer a glimmer of hope to those of us waiting for the game for over a decade, it stands to question--despite all the technical jargon--why the competitors have managed to create sequel upon sequel (Quake, Doom, Unreal, etc), and 3D Realms is still working on one game. One. Game.
I think that sums it up... Duke is not comming back.
On a side note... Why has toms been loading so damn slow lately (2 weeks?)
Seriously, i have tried different browsers, different PC's and different service providers (home and work).
WTF is wrong with this site? ITS SO SLOW IM GOING TO QUIT COMMING HERE!!!
I'm guessing one of two things. Your computer is loaded with spyware or your internet connection sucks.
It started development (as some rough concepts) back in 1995, and wasn't released until November 2006! But, was a success in the end, selling over a million copies.
Prey was a decent FPS, but nothing amazing. I'm glad the game was made, since I'm not sure Portal would have came out if it wasn't for some slight Prey influence, and it didn't really do anything amazing on the tech side, just using iD Tech4 as its engine, but whatever... Prey eventually was released as a pretty polished finished product, that was fun and sold copies.
With something like a Duke Nukem game, I'm not sure how they could screw it up to the point where it wouldn't sell copies. It just seems like the developers have lost direction and don't know how their going to tie things into a finished product. When they eventually do, I actually have confidence it will be a decent and fun product, that will make a lot of money.
I just don't expect anything for a while on this one. If I had to guess, I'd say 4 years (yes, I pulled that out of my bottom)... but, never seems unlikely with so much potential for profit on this IP.
Apparently all it takes is launching a game that forces everyone to play multiplayer through a crappy internet connection while taking away their LAN capability.
All criticisms aside I would fake illness with my employer or schedule vacation days at the mere mention of its release.