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Gearbox confirms new Duke Nukem game

Gearbox confirms new Duke Nukem game

Gearbox Software has confirmed a new Duke Nukem title is in development.

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has announced that the company is planning a new Duke Nukem game, with more details set to be announced soon.

Pitchford made the comments during a Gearbox Community Panel at the Penny Arcade Expo, which was covered by Kotaku.

'When Gearbox acquired the franchise, we didn't do it just to make sure we could play Duke Forever, but because we wanted to make our own Duke game,' said Pitchford. 'Soon we'll talk about that, but not today.'

Publisher Take-Two has previously promised that another Duke title is in development too.

Pitchford also promised future DLC for Duke Nukem Forever, which was released earlier this year after a torturous decade in development.

'I think you're really going to like the DLC coming out that's being developed by the guys that actually made Duke Nukem Forever - the guys at Piranha, the guys at Triptych. The Triptych guys are the ex-3D Realms developers. And they're still working at our studio on the 10th floor, and they're committed. They're going to go all the way.'

Check out the trailer below, as well as our Duke Nukem Forever review for more information, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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David164v8 31st August 2011, 11:41 Quote
I really hope it's not as awful as the last one...
will_123 31st August 2011, 11:41 Quote
Please just give up. The last one was poor.
r3loaded 31st August 2011, 11:46 Quote
Dear God no.
Gigglebyte 31st August 2011, 11:50 Quote
I'm pretty sure my PC will still be able to run it when released in 10 years.
Bede 31st August 2011, 11:57 Quote
^ I'm pretty sure I won't want to run it whenever it's released.
feathers 31st August 2011, 12:08 Quote
Can we petition gearbox and beg them not to release any more duke nukems?
Jaffo 31st August 2011, 12:10 Quote
Getting DNF out of the way and then making use of the IP (which probably didn't cost much in the end) was always the idea. If they make something fun and innovative along the lines of the original D3D, it should do well.
V3ctor 31st August 2011, 12:10 Quote
I've got balls of steel... and money to spend, make the next Duke like it should
MjFrosty 31st August 2011, 12:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by V3ctor
I've got balls of steel... and money to spend, make the next Duke like it should

+1

Lets face it after 10 years only to be greeted with what was DNF theres little in the way of PR that could be said to make ANYONE EVER be excited about a new game. Do it right this time
guvnar 31st August 2011, 13:31 Quote
Would I be right in thinkingthat Duke Nukem Forever wasn't particularly good then?
Bauul 31st August 2011, 15:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by guvnar
Would I be right in thinkingthat Duke Nukem Forever wasn't particularly good then?

DNF was perfectly fine. It suffered though from a decade's worth of innovations crammed into a single game, both in gameplay design and engine build.

It was also far more crass than it needed to be, put the second by second gameplay was fine. For £15-£20, definitely worth a bash.

Personally I welcome this news. Duke is a fantastic franchise and has plenty of legs in it (if it isn't being created by a team as poorly managed as 3D Realms was).
l3v1ck 31st August 2011, 15:42 Quote
So that'll be 2025 when we see it then ;)
ssj12 31st August 2011, 18:37 Quote
the problem with forever was that they took over an incomplete game from someone else and instead of starting over they just modified what was there, so gearbox improved and fixed what was there. Of course what was there wasnt good so all we got was an average shooter out of it.
modfx 31st August 2011, 20:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by ssj12
the problem with forever was that they took over an incomplete game from someone else and instead of starting over they just modified what was there, so gearbox improved and fixed what was there. Of course what was there wasnt good so all we got was an average shooter out of it.

This. Let's hope they do it right this time.
kzinti1 31st August 2011, 20:58 Quote
I imagine all the DLC will be nothing but a load of MMO crap.
Poor old Duke just didn't age well at all. They should put the senile old pervert out of our misery and just let him die with what little dignity he has left. He fought the future fight and it pwned him. :(
Gunsmith 31st August 2011, 21:01 Quote
if they focus the pc as thier primary platform and drop this 2 weapon regend health **** then it could be good.
Blazza181 31st August 2011, 22:51 Quote
Roll on 2024...
maximus09 1st September 2011, 08:31 Quote
DNF just suffered from an old engine with so many addons to keep it up to date with modern shooters. Hence it was clunky and not very efficient.

Lets just hope they either create a whole new engine or use a more dynamic one for the next game. The latter is probably more likely otherwise it will take another 14 years to develop!!

Personally I want to see a modern Duke game!
Denis_iii 1st September 2011, 13:48 Quote
They need to sit down, create a new engine or use an existing quality engine, and remake DN3D from the ground up then release that.
It will give then an idea of what they need to bring to fruition, then they can start working on a new DN game with NO health Regen and NO weapon limit and NO vehicles and NO turret BS and NO linear pathing
chemo 1st September 2011, 16:42 Quote
would much prefer them to bring gow over tbh...
Tattysnuc 2nd September 2011, 07:37 Quote
Blimey... so much hate! I'm still enjoying the occasional romp on Duke. I'm only a casual gamer, and I do admit it's not as good a game as could be, but it's certainly not a poor game. Just an old game written on an old engine. I'm glad they're llighting a bonfire under the franchise and getting on with pumping out new stuff.
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