On DNF [Jun 07, 2004, 11:19 am ET] – Share – Viewing Comments
Duke Nukem Forever Release Update on TotalVideoGames (thanks Mike Martinez)
is another of those occasional pot-stirring stories about the long-time
in-development shooter, based on a quote that was attempting to do just the
opposite. The story reproduces a quote from 3D Realms' George Broussard
explaining why they are staying low-key at this time, as he reveals that they
are still not that close to completion:
“IMO, it's more abusive to the
community to continue to talk about and show the game when it's not real close
to release. What's the point of leading people on? The best thing we can, and
should do, is to shut up, finish the game and start showing it and talking about
it when it's near enough release that people can actually see light at the end
of the tunnel.”
I think he's hiding the fact that a major info spill on DNF will be coming out next month. Why do I say this you ask?
A: PC Gamer stated that next month they "want to tell you all about the earth-shaking exclusive we've got lined up for next issue. On the other hand, it's such a massive secret, it makes the Manhattan Project look like a gardening club." - Major earth shattering secret? Sounds like a marketting ploy to me, but it still must be pretty big... hmm... what could be big besides Doom3/HL2 that hasn't already been mentioned... well, they do mention the Manhattan Project. That's quite the hint as the last Duke Nukem game was called the Manhattan Project. My bet: DNF
B: Every thread created talking about the same topic I'm typing about (Next month's PCGAMER) is being deleted by 3DRealms officials at their main message board. Odd? Indeed...
Stupid cover ups. It'll be out no later than the end of summer of 2005. My bet anywyas.