Many of those on Train2Game courses probably thought it’d never happen, but Duke Nukem Forever has gone gold.
That means the game is game is now being pressed to disc, ready to ship for its 10th June release date. The announcement game from Publisher 2K and developer Gearbox Software today, and the fetching picture of Duke was released to celebrate the news.
Last week, the Train2Game blog published a three part feature about the Duke Nukem Forever Q&A session with Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford.
It’s worth checking out for Train2Game students, not only to be reminded about Duke Nukem Forever, but the amount of effort that’s gone into making sure the game is released.
“Always bet on Duke, I did,” said Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford on Duke Nukem Forever going gold.
“I bet on all of the developers who have ever been a part of this legendary project and I bet that none of us want to live in a world without the Duke”
I’ve played the final game and it is an incredible experience – a once-in-a-lifetime opus of interactive entertainment that reminds me once again why Duke Nukem is our King.”
“The developers of Duke Nukem Forever at 3D Realms, Triptych, Piranha and finally at Gearbox deserve our thanks and respect for never giving up and have truly shown us that they have balls of steel!”
When the Train2Game blog reported that Duke Nukem Forever was being revived last year, some thought it may have been a hoax. But finally, after 14 years in development, Duke Nukem Forever is set for release on 10th June.
So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on Duke Nukem Forever going gold? Will the game live up to expectations? And does it’s release say anything about never giving up when it comes to the games industry?
Leave your thoughts here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.