Speaking at IGN’s show Up At Noon, Gearbox Software’s CEO, Randy Pitchford, revealed he wants more Duke Nukem.
“I willingly and lovingly acquired the brand. When I did that, I wasn’t thinking that the only goal is just to make sure everyone could play Duke Nukem Forever. The real goal for me is I’d like to build a Duke Nukem game again. I think what I would do and what Gearbox would do would be a little different. I think it would be amazing, and I look forward to that.”
In 2010, Gearbox brought out the game that went down in gaming history as “vaporware”, and has the longest development cycle ever (around 12 years). It went through multiple platform and engine changes, and it took forever (see what I did there?) until it was finally released on PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. It was big, mean, and ready to kick ass and chew bubble gum, but was all out of gum. Duke Nukem Forever came out at last, and while enjoyable, it just wasn’t up to par with other current generation’s titles, and all the development hell it went through just showed. But Pitchford wants more Duke, and at least I am willing to take more.
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