Gearbox allows fan made Duke Nukem 3D revamp to be made with UR3

Saturday, 16th October 2010 20:45 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Gearbox has given permission to fans looking to develop a revamp of Duke Nukem 3D using Unreal Engine 3.

According to a post over on the official Gearbox forums, the independently developed game is being called Duke Nukem: Next-Gen as a placeholder, and it’s a “re-vision of Duke Nukem 3D” should it have been made today.

Once finished, it will include both a single-player and multiplayer campaign for free.

It all started with “fresch” creating a test map and posting screenshots on the Gearbox forums. The creator contacted 3D Realms’ George Brussard, Scott Miller and PJ Putnam, the vice president and general counsel of Gearbox.

The result was Gearbox being interested enough to offer the creator a personal non-commercial license to Duke Nukem in order to complete the project.

The team still has quite a bit of work ahead of them, but you can check out what it has done so far in the video below.

No date on it yet, but Duke Nukem Forever is out next year on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Thanks, BigDownload.



  1. onlineatron

    Duke Nukem Forever was fantastic when I played it in London, the other week, after winning the competition.

    I’m so fucking glad I remembered to look at the competition winners and attended the preview event… Imagine if I hadn’t I would have felt like a complete fool.

    OH WAIT!!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DuckOfDestiny

    @ onlineatron:

    Did you not get to go?

    That’s a damn shame if didn’t, it was fucking great, free bar as well, pity I wasn’t able stay long though.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. onlineatron

    No :(
    I never thought i’d win so didn’t go back and look for the winners.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    Wonder if it’ll turn out like Half-Life Black Mesa. Endless project without a product.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. KrazyKraut

    nice to hear that they allow it. Not like Nintendo or Square Enix.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. 2plus2equals5

    Beautiful music :)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Isaaclarke37

    Looks cool.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Good on them, nice to see license holders helping the fan games out for a change rather than stomping on them.

    Also: onlineatron, nooooooo! /o\

    #8 4 years ago

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