December 12, 2017
Archives  News  Duke Nukem Forever Lives Up to Name  


Thursday, August 30, 2001
 
Duke Nukem Forever Lives Up to Name
10:05 AM | IMG News | Comment on this story

One of the longest-running sagas in game development history that we are aware of has been the endless wait for Duke Nukem Forever, the Unreal-engine-powered "sequel" to the smash hit shooter Duke Nukem 3D. While the original was written before hardware 3D cards even existed, this second title is supposed to have every single whiz-bang feature you can imagine, including all the little "interactive" elements that made the first Duke so unique. Far beyond driveable RC cars and playable pool tables, this Duke is supposed to be an action movie come to life -- but unfortunately it remains a few vague hints and screen shots rather than an actual product.


Mac users' interest in this title was piqued when MacSoft announced they will port this game to the Mac OS, as part of their package deal with Take Two Interactive (DNF is a former Gathering of Developers title). There were even rumors that the game might be finished in October and released this Winter. However in a conference call covered by many of the major PC news outlets yesterday, Take Two inadvertently released the information that the PC version of the game will be delayed until 2002 -- and not "first Quarter 2002" but some undefined future date.


If it is any consolation (forgive us the pun) there are Duke games planned for X-Box, PS2 and GameCube, all being developed simultaneously. Take Two certainly knows how to spread a franchise around, but for those of us who have been covering DNF since E3 1998, this is getting a little old.


Obviously MacSoft cannot begin work on the port for this title until it is very close to shipping, so the delay also applies to Mac users anticipating this sequel. Perhaps more will be revealed at the ECTS expo next week.

Past IMG Articles on Duke Nukem Forever
Report on Take Two Conference Call at GameSpot
MacSoft
Duke Nukem Forever
Buy Duke Nukem Forever


Other Mac Games News for Thursday, August 30, 2001

IMG Reviews Sims: House Party11:41 AM
ATI Radeon 8500 Pre-order for Under $30011:16 AM
Take-Two's Current Status, Future Plans10:56 AM
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 Demo Available10:42 AM
• Duke Nukem Forever Lives Up to Name10:05 AM
Unreal II Interview with Mike and Mark10:01 AM
Deimos Rising Reaches Beta 39:40 AM
Jesse Spears on Westlake, Future9:36 AM
Apple Goes to the Game Shows9:35 AM
Blizzard Posts Teaser for Next Title9:16 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Thursday, August 30, 2001 on one page

Mac Games News for Wednesday, August 29, 2001

Red Faction Interview, Call for Questions3:10 PM
Baldur's Gate Fan Fiction Contest12:03 PM
Doom Legacy 1.32 Beta 3 Coming Soon11:33 AM
IMG Previews Q*Bert11:17 AM
'FlareStorm' PSX Emu Details, New Release11:02 AM
"Doubletime" With Master of Orion III10:33 AM
Updated Unreal II Weapons Info10:16 AM
Giants: Citizen Kabuto Pre-Order Available10:05 AM
MGCD Subscribers: 10 percent off at Compuexpert!10:04 AM
Blizzard to Add "Buddy Lists" to Diablo II9:52 AM
Alice Demo Patched for OS X9:42 AM
New Dragon's Lair 3D Shots, ECTS Info8:58 AM
Spears Talks Future Plans8:55 AM
 
View all of the Mac games news for Wednesday, August 29, 2001 on one page


Recent Mac Games News

Tuesday, August 28, 2001
Monday, August 27, 2001
Friday, August 24, 2001
Thursday, August 23, 2001
Wednesday, August 22, 2001


Search for other Mac games news stories or browse our Mac Games News Archive.



Archives  News  Duke Nukem Forever Lives Up to Name