Gearbox Thinks There's Still An Audience for Duke Nukem
Posted by Sammy Barker
Run for the hills
After the atrocious Duke Nukem Forever, we’re not sure we want to set eyes on the series' potty-mouthed protagonist ever again – but, despite owning the fantastic Borderlands franchise, developer Gearbox still reckons there’s room for new games starring the original video game macho man.
For those not up to date, Gearbox acquired the Duke Nukem franchise back in 2010 – and according to studio gaffer Randy Pitchford, it did so with the intention of releasing more games than Duke Nukem Forever.
“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,” he explained in an interview with IGN.
“I think what I would do and what Gearbox would do would be a little different [than Duke Nukem Forever]. I think it would be amazing, and I look forward to that.”
Snark aside, Gearbox is a great studio, and if anyone could make Duke Nukem relevant again, it's Pitchford and co. Still, it’s going to take a serious amount of work to change perception on the ancient franchise. Would you anticipate a new Duke Nukem game?