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Gearbox Denies Duke Nukem Forever Delay was a Marketing Ploy

It's not much of a suprise, hell... even the guys at Gearbox and 3D Realms must have seen it coming. But Duke Nukem Forever got delayed by an entire month, originally due for a worldwide release on May 6th 2011, despite being in development for an eye-watering 14 years.

After the recent push-back of the latest installment of Duke's ventures into girls and guns, which was announced by Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford via a comedic youtube video; rumours spread that the delay was nothing more than a marketing gimmick. 

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However, Duke Nukem Forever developer Gearbox insisted that the delay was needed to polish up the final product, to ensure that the experience is as optimal as possible for the fans that have waited for so long. In a recent interview with eurogamer.net, Randy Pitchford sent out a thank you to the fans, saying that their support throughout the process has been deeply appreciated. He said “We are driven by fans who are as anxious for the game to finally be released as we are. The continued support of our fans does miracles for our morale and that drives quality and performance. It’s for the fans that I am confident this slight schedule adjustment is the right thing to do.”

Duke Nukem Forever will (hopefully) be released on Playstation 3, PC and Xbox360 on June 14th in North American, where the rest of the world will get an earlier release on June 10th.


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