Duke Nukem Forever hitting PS3, 360 and PC “sometime in 2011″

Friday, 3rd September 2010 18:16 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Gearbox, as has been heavily rumoured this week, has just confirmed that Duke Nukem Forever will finally release, with dev boss Randy Pitchford confirming the game is coming next year.

The news will delight and stun those who’ve followed the shooter’s development.

Pitchford has just confirmed the game will release on PC, 360 and PS3.

In a short movie, the Duke was shown lighting a cigar, saying he’d “hit” a monster with tits and “taking a piss in the John,” according to VG247′s Steph Nunneley, who was one of a handful of journalists to see the game in Seattle this morning.

Aliens, “pig monsters” and what looked to be vehicle combat were also show.

You can check her updates from the demo in the window below.

Duke Nukem Forever was first announced in 1997, and became a legendary project in that it simply never came out.

3D Realms went bust in May 2009 thanks to a lack of funding, and was subsequently sued by Take-Two over lack of delivery and the small matter of $12 million.

Take-Two retained the rights to the game. Rumours surfaced at E3 that Gearbox was now in charge of the project, which finally surfaced last month.

Steph’s at PAX in Seattle now and we’ll have more coverage throughout today. Keep it locked.



  1. Hunam

    I’m so excieted I could pee.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Already shit myself twice.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Freek

    What are the chances this turns out to be Borderlands or Mafia 2 DLC and everybody going: “are you shitting me, 2K?”

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    I can’t say anything. I can say that Steph’s in Seattle and that I strongly recommend you keep watching this page.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. ArtemB1988

    CVG says it’s gonna be Duke Nukem ! So, only ~ 1 hour left ?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. peteb

    Oh my word. Can you….imagine…a world with an ACTUAL Duke Nukem Forever release date? What would we make fun of then, eh?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Hunam

    Holy shit, pat has lost the ability to speak! His beard is pulling too hard on his voice box and he can now only comunicate via dance which interprets it into voice and on screen text… because his fingers are also broken.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Freek

    Ah, so there is actually something interesting and the press is already in the know? The plot thickens.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. ArtemB1988

    Hey guys ! Please, help me out here… When I’m trying to enter my Profile I only get “Authorization Required” with this text: The site says: “tester”

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    @9 – Sorry, dude. All this broken stuff is going to be fixed very soon. Like, within a few months.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. ArtemB1988

    @10 – Nice one =)

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    #12 4 years ago
  13. The_Red

    So this is it. The first sign of the apocalypse. I never knew Duke was one of the horsemen.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. The Hindle

    Screw Duke, wheres Aliens Colonial Marines!!!

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Freek

    Duke Nukem by Gearbox? What the hell is next? Sonic on a Nintendo console? Tekken characters in a Streetfighter game?
    The world might actaully end.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Patrick Garratt

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Patrick Garratt

    #17 4 years ago
  18. DSB

    The time has come.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. The Hindle

    If this comes out i wont know what to do, DNF has been my fav running joke for ages, its like ill have to find something else :(

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    Duke Nukem? Finally :D

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Aimless

    @17 Shouldn’t Duke be burning the stack of money in that portrait?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Freek

    Yeah, but will it actually be any good? Unless Gearbox is rebooting the entire project, it probably won’t be.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Patrick Garratt

    @21 – :D

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Zarckan

    Come get some!

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Patrick Garratt

    The stream just went on then off again. Nearly ready.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. El_MUERkO

    it says ‘On Air’ but nothing is playing :/

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Patrick Garratt

    This is going well.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Hunam

    /checks watch
    /taps foot

    #28 4 years ago
  29. El_MUERkO

    now it says ‘off air’

    why am i surprised?

    it’s the curse of duke nukem

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Freek

    The forces of the universe won’t allow DNF into existence, it’ll upset some sort of balance.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Hunam

    Freek speaketh the truth.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Freek

    meanwhile, some more artwork:

    #32 4 years ago
  33. DJ Deathstar

    Don’t fear people, we still have the likes of L.A Noire to keep us waiting

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Syrok

    Oh no, 50% percent of the jokes on gaming sites are now ruined. I guess GT has to take over now.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Hunam

    Oh shit, things are happening!

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Hunam

    False alarm, nothing is happening.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Patrick Garratt

    It’s confirmed. Check the text.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. DJ Deathstar

    Wow just had a site crash and then it tell me vg247 is currently too busy and i thought the world was ending due to this piece of news!

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Patrick Garratt

    Yeah, we’re really getting hammered.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. El_MUERkO

    up again

    #40 4 years ago
  41. macronia1

    i wish i can the the announcement .. may be on yt
    but at last :D Duke is back

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Hunam

    I like how all the streams died until after it was announced. Announcement fail?

    #42 4 years ago
  43. DaMan

    impossible! I refuse to believe this game will be released in any form.

    oh, and would be amusing if it does come out now and ends up being utter shit, it’s Gearbox after all.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. El_MUERkO

    yup, stream dies… stream lives… annoying nerd interviews and no footage


    #44 4 years ago
  45. Erthazus

    It’s Gearbox… Can’t believe that the game will be decent.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. macronia1

    no footage !!! well all i want is a PC version conformed

    #46 4 years ago
  47. BULArmy

    So what about platforms is it still PC exclusive?

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Hunam

    I’d imagine PC/360/PS3 simulaunch.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Erthazus

    Oh gosh, this is so stupid…

    She is masturbating that microphone. SHOW the DAMN game. Why we need to see all of this… Ok good, there are people.
    2K did a failure attempt at the presentation of this big title.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Nozz

    Yo-Yo Girl FTW!

    #50 4 years ago
  51. Erthazus

    Oh, and now it’s Yo-Yo. So much for Duke Nukem.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. DJ Deathstar

    Fucking Yo-yo’s! You gotta be kidding me right! Dear oh dear! Just heard her say that the people there are gonna get hands on

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Patrick Garratt

    OK. Steph’s going into the first ever public demo of the game now. We’re liveblogging it.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. El_MUERkO

    What a waste of my time!

    Fuck that I’m pirating it now!

    2k can suck my balls!!


    Now they’re inside ready to shakeycam a video of it in action.

    I may pay for it yet.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. El_MUERkO

    2011 on all formats

    #55 4 years ago
  56. DaMan


    #56 4 years ago
  57. Hunam

    No annoucement, no gameplay footage.

    What a fucking disaster.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. Freek

    WHAT!! THE FUCK?@!! After all that no video?! Are you kidding me?!

    #58 4 years ago
  59. El_MUERkO




    SERIOUSLY, I was joking before but now I really will pirate it out of spite.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. Hunam

    2011, pc/360/ps3.

    That’s all we seem to get from the official stream. Jesus.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. Erthazus


    I turned off this shit!

    #61 4 years ago
  62. The Hindle

    Ive seen gameplay, it looks bleh, need better quality video.

    #62 4 years ago
  63. DaMan

    what a bunch of nerds..

    #63 4 years ago
  64. Patrick Garratt

    @60 – Did they confirm platforms?

    #64 4 years ago
  65. xino

    camera man is a complete fucking retard!

    #65 4 years ago
  66. El_MUERkO


    Randy Pitchford said on the stream before the camera was made look away from the screen that it was out in 2011 on PC, 360 & PS3.

    #66 4 years ago
  67. Erthazus

    This game looks fucking bad.

    the only thing that can save this game is gameplay.

    This is ID TECH 4. Brink on that engine looks something like Next Gen, but this…. This supposed to be out 7 years ago on the Original Xbox and PC.

    this is just bad. Very-very-very bad.

    #67 4 years ago
  68. Moonwalker1982

    Ok, cool for the fans. But can someone tell me what the big deal/hype about DNF actually is? Cause i never understood that, there’s countless FPS on the market. Yet people kept waiting and waiting for DNF.

    #68 4 years ago
  69. Gekidami

    The big deal is that its been in the making for ages. Nothing else.

    #69 4 years ago
  70. Patrick Garratt

    @66 – Nice one. Thanks.

    #70 4 years ago
  71. Erthazus

    @68 the big deal that it was a brilliant FPS at it’s time and everybody wants a next game. thats it. + hype from a long production.

    #71 4 years ago
  72. DSB

    @68 We were kinda playing other stuff in the meantime though.

    Have you ever played the original Duke Nukems? Because there’s your answer.

    #72 4 years ago
  73. Lord Gremlin

    Gearbox? Well, that’s a reason to hope for a great PS3 version.

    #73 4 years ago
  74. Gekidami

    ^ Hum? Why?

    Is Stephany wearing blue jeans and a green t-shirt? I think i may have seen her in the video.

    #74 4 years ago
  75. cookiejar

    This is the funniest thing.

    #75 4 years ago
  76. Lord Gremlin

    They did a good job with Borderlands.

    However expect lots of bugs in all versions.

    #76 4 years ago
  77. Moonwalker1982

    Oh yeah, Borderlands was very good.

    #77 4 years ago
  78. BULArmy

    So they are only porting the game to the consoles. So it will be a PC game at heart, cool.

    #78 4 years ago
  79. DaMan

    the video was a complete waste of time. can’t see a crap, just a bunch of fat nerds and ugly fucks.

    #79 4 years ago
  80. Gekidami

    It was pretty epic when that lady asked a guy where he was going to preorder the game from and he said “BitTorre- Err, i mean Gamestop”. :D

    #80 4 years ago
  81. DaMan


    #81 4 years ago
  82. Patrick Garratt

    Steph’s just completed an interview. I’m going to start on it very soon. We should be one of the first in the world with official comment, God willing.

    #82 4 years ago
  83. Lord Gremlin

    Torrent? A good PS3 version will guarantee good sales: a lot of PS3 gamers in their 30-s, so they remember Duke since all of them were PC gamers once. Also, it’s coming for 3 platforms and the sheer hype will generate decent sales.

    #83 4 years ago
  84. Hunam


    Where are you getting that from? They’re making all 3 versions, 3DR never finished any of them.

    #84 4 years ago
  85. Patrick Garratt

    Right. We’ve got a playtest and an interview incoming. We’ll have both as soon as humanly possible.

    #85 4 years ago
  86. Kuwabara

    is that a picture of bruce willis?? :P

    #86 4 years ago
  87. Gekidami

    ^ Nah, thats Albert Wesker. oh wait no, its Johnny Bravo… Or is it that guy from Space Harrier? …Or maybe their all one and the same!

    #87 4 years ago
  88. Max Pain

    Hell its about time !

    OPS ! that was a phrase form another LONG waiting game …

    #88 4 years ago
  89. BULArmy

    @84 They are just finishing what 3D Realms made, on numerous ocasions Broussard said that they are making only a PC version. So I am based on that for my statement. I just hope that the 2K don’t pull something like we are deleying the PC version for polishing, because they are working with PC version.

    #89 4 years ago
  90. DaMan

    it will be delayed again next year, and then cancelled in 2016, you’ll see.

    #90 4 years ago
  91. Phoenixblight


    Gearbox is far more competent than 3D realms ever was.

    #91 4 years ago
  92. DaMan

    I was joking. 3DR were one of the best back in the days though, Gearbox are just one of the many.

    #92 4 years ago
  93. AHA-Lambda

    after all the rumours the impact of surprise has dampened but damn i cant believe it is happening!

    WIll it be any good? O_o

    #93 4 years ago
  94. LOLshock94

    i still cant belive they just show it like this…

    #94 4 years ago
  95. LOLshock94 this is the gameplay<<<<<<<<<

    #95 4 years ago
  96. DuckOfDestiny

    2011 really? Is it still that unfinished?

    The amount of time it has spent in development, it should of been ready to ship as soon as Gearbox got their hands on it.

    #96 4 years ago
  97. Isaaclarke37

    The King is back, finally!

    #97 4 years ago
  98. Kuwabara

    i think every developer out there should be contributing a little to this game!!

    #98 4 years ago
  99. NightCrawler1970

    Are you telling that T2, gonna DEV that game?

    *cries*, i hopent T2 gonna screw up, a classic master-piece, and hope not cut that game in pieces to make a bunch of DLC and sell it for 9 smackaroos on the market like Mafia 2

    #99 4 years ago
  100. DSB

    @99 It’s not Take Two, it’s their studio Gearbox. They’ve done Borderlands and the Brothers in Arms series, both of which are great and unusual games in my oppinion.

    But as I understand it they’re using a substantial ammount of people from the old team out of 3D Realms.

    @96 As I understand it it’s lacking polish, but they actually have more content than they could ever put in the game, so I think the time is gonna be spent cutting levels and putting in the finishing touches on the ones they do keep.

    #100 4 years ago

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