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3DR: Duke Nukem to Have 'Strong Resurgence'

Another year is nearly over, and still no Duke Nukem Forever. Of course, the difference between now and this time last year is that we have a much better idea of just what’s going on with the internal development of DNF – and right now, it's not a whole lot. But that doesn't mean that Duke won't be passed around to different platforms and games!

According to Shacknews, 3D Realms CEO Scott Miller said in an interview with new game magazine Gamesauce, "The next few years should see a strong resurgence in Duke… There are numerous other Duke games in various stages of development, several due out this year. We are definitely looking to bring Duke into casual gaming spaces, plus there are other major Duke games in production."

Aside from investments from Take-Two Interactive, 3D Realms was very fortunate to have a constant stream of cash in order to fuel its dry output.

Miller explains how 3D Realms supported itself: "Duke Nukem 3D was made for $300,000, and we made back 25 times our investment--not to mention all of the third-party Duke console games that sold well. Plus, we made a killing with Wolfenstein 3D. And we made the biggest killing on Max Payne! We made $30 million in royalties on that game (off of a $2.5 million investment), plus another $48 million selling the IP to our publisher. Oh, and we were also part owners of Gathering of Developers when that was sold to Take2. And finally, we have been pretty lucky with other investments, both in the stock market and in other studios."

For you Duke fans, there is still hope of playing more of your old PC hero from your childhood! I mean, if you're still into that whole thing.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • aracheb
    same old
    same old

    Does it play Cr....?
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  • logitic
    lol I gave up on Duke Nukem coming out again two years ago. Just let it go guys. Let it go....
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  • cyberkuberiah
    yeah , right .
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  • El_Capitan
    Lol, Marcus, you should start reading Wired magazine. http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/12/fail_duke_nukem/

    George Broussard called it quits. It's game over, man. Game over.
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  • isamuelson
    Duke Nukem Forever is dead. Let it go.
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  • isamuelson
    El_CapitanLol, Marcus, you should start reading Wired magazine. http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/12/fail_duke_nukem/George Broussard called it quits. It's game over, man. Game over.That was an excellent article and showed how Broussard seemed to lose his mind. I guess too much money was thrown his way and he got lazy and greedy. Definitely someone I wouldn't want managing my projects.
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  • trinix
    so it's that time again that someone tries to sell us that DNF isn't dead. DNF is dead.

    Ask a random kid on the streets, who is Duke Nukem. They've never heard of the character (unless they are really really big gamefreaks with brothers who beat their little kid brother every day for fun).

    Duke can make a return, but if it is still going to have to be the most epic game out there, well it's never going to be finished. Sure forced exit of most games to the market isn't good, but after 12 years still nothing. Lol, what have they been doing for the last 12 years and who is stupid enough to pay for that?

    I hope they finally just stop this show, so we don't have to read about this garbage every few months with no game showing.
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  • I loved playing Duke Nukem years ago and I'd love to get my hands on the finished product of DNF.

    The only problem I can foresee is either I'll get real sick playing for the first day or two, then I'll give it away to someone else or I'll have to get a prescription from my doctor for motion sickness so I can keep playing. :D
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  • lowguppy
    This article isn't about DNF, its about the franchise. Forever IS dead yes, but what they're saying is that other Duke Nukem titles are coming out, so the franchise itself is not dead.
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  • dark_lord69
    Many years ago I thought the new Duke Nukem came out and I just missed it like no one was playing it. It was only this year that I found out it was never released. LOL Sad though... I did like the old Duke Nukem. I used to host a website and provide a custom level called "Duke Nukems Penthouse Paradise". It was created by Penthouse and hosted on thier site for a very limited time.
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