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Gearbox Software to Finish Duke Nukem Forever?

Duke Nukem Forever, while in limbo right now, isn't a completely dead project. Sure, work on it has been suspended due to the death of 3DRealms, but Take 2 owns all the assets publishing rights and probably doesn't want to throw it all away.

Who might pick up work on Duke Nukem Forever? According to Kotaku's sources, it could be Gearbox Software, which has a working relationship with Take 2 from last year's Borderlands.

Gearbox is supposedly picking up from where 3DRealms left off and will getting its name on the box with developer credit for its continued work. One source even told the gaming blog that it a playable demo will be available before the end of this year.

Gearbox should be no stranger to working on Duke Nukem, as the developer was originally set to develop the Duke Begins spinoff before it was scrapped.

Considering that some of the demo footage release from Duke Nukem Forever featured some of the same desert wasteland as found in Borderlands, the match with Gearbox could make the most sense.

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  • elel
    Another Duke Nukem rumor! Yay!
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  • TomsSound
    No matter how good the game is, It won't be able to live up to the hype.
    I'll still buy it though :)
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  • jamesedgeuk2000
    Er, DNF is still in development 3DR didn't die they just shut-down, their parent company Apogee is still going fine, 3DR fired the internal development team but are completing the project with outside work, and Take 2 don't have the authority to contract gearbox to work on the game anyway (tho 3DR could and may be using them to complete it)
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  • Parrdacc
    I saw the Duke at the store with Elvis. That's about what these stories and rumors amount too anymore.
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  • kikireeki
    sigh, Here we go again!
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  • Tedders
    jamesedgeuk2000Er, DNF is still in development 3DR didn't die they just shut-down, their parent company Apogee is still going fine, 3DR fired the internal development team but are completing the project with outside work, and Take 2 don't have the authority to contract gearbox to work on the game anyway (tho 3DR could and may be using them to complete it)Source?
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  • burnley14
    Looks like Borderlands 2.0 to me. Kinda disappointing.
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  • isamuelson
    Do we really care anymore?
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  • gorehound
    duke nukem was sited in a porn theater in boston recently.
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  • yzfr1guy
    The title says it all, Forever!! This title has been forever in the works and if completed it's going to equal a 10 year old looking turd of a game. the graphics look like a cross between Tribes II and the mentioned Borderlands. I wouldn't even let my dogs pee on this game...
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