Duke Nukem Forever Finds GoD
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3DRealms' full-3D sequel to their successful Duke Nukem series has been the butt of jokes ever since it missed its third E3 debut -- this game has been in development long enough to miss two whole generations of 3D cards. But it seems this wayward title is finally coming to a close, and it has finally found a publisher: "developer-driven" Gathering of Developers. 3DRealms and GoD announced today that they will publish Duke Nukem Forever upon completion, and in fact Take Two Interactive (GoD's parent company) has acquired the entire Duke Nukem catalog of games for PC, console and handheld platforms.
DNF is based on the Unreal graphics engine, which of course makes it a ripe possibility for a Mac OS port. Unfortunately, no one from 3DRealms has been willing to confirm this possibility in the past. Now that the title has been acquired by a company with a history of Mac OS releases, perhaps the odds have increased somewhat. We've made inquiries to the appropriate personnel, and we'll let you know what they had to say.
In the meantime, here are excerpts from the press release:
Developer-driven computer and video game publisher Gathering of Developers (g.o.d.) announced today that the company has acquired the PC publishing rights for the highly anticipated Duke Nukem Forever game, as part of a broad reaching deal made by Gathering?s parent company Take Two Interactive and former Duke Nukem publisher Infogrames. Duke Nukem Forever is being developed by 3D Realms and will be released by Gathering of Developers in the second half of 2001.Now that a publisher has been established, perhaps 3DRealms will be more forthcoming with details and screen shots of this game; we're sure many fans of the original Duke Nukem 3D are quite eager to see what 3DRealms has been working on for such a long time.
"As we have been committed to publishing cutting-edge games, it's obvious that Duke Nukem Forever belongs on the g.o.d. label," said Mike Wilson, CEO of Gathering. "Between this game and Max Payne, 3D Realms will be regarded as the undisputed king of both first-and third-person shooters by the end of next year. To be part of that has been a dream of Gathering's since our inception."
Taking place in and around Las Vegas, Duke Nukem Forever is the latest game in the incredibly popular Duke Nukem series and will feature Duke's infamous off-the-wall wisecracks. Using Epic Games' Unreal engine, Duke Nukem Forever strongly pushes the limits of gaming and gameplay for the first-person action genre, establishing new standards in interactivity, variety and pure fun. In keeping with the cinematic aspirations of 3D Realms, the game will be one of the first to support wide screen format and Dolby Digital surround sound.
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