Duke Nukem Forever Announced

Gearbox Brining the Vaporware Back at PAX 2010

September 3, 2010 by

It’s been 12 years since Duke Nukem Forever began being developed by 3D Realms in 1997 and since then it has become one of the most well-known pieces of vaporware of all time. Constant problems within the development process lead to the game being delayed multiple times until its technology became so obsolete in the gaming industry that it had to be scraped and started over multiple times.

Eventually the entire team at 3D Realms was let go and the project was official killed. That is until a couple weeks ago when new rumors began to hit the internet that some of the original developers who are now at Gearbox Software (developers of the Borderlands series) are now working to finally bring Duke Nuke Forever to the masses.

Those rumors turned out to be true and today at Penny Arcade Expo 2010, Gearbox Software and 2k Games announced that after years of rumors, leaked images, delays and cancellations, Duke Nukem Forever is officially back in production and set for release in 2011. But an announcement isn’t all that Gearbox and 2k came to PAX with, they also had an entire booth set up with tons of playable Duke Nukem Forever demos on display and an official trailer. As of right now the trailer is still only being shown exclusively to those in attendance at PAX, so for now check out the official Duke Nukem Forever website that just launched today and stay tuned for the official trailer to hit the net.