News: Who knows, I just really really wanted to write a DNF article.
According to George Broussard, founder of 3D Realms, Duke Nukem Forever is almost finished. [Hold For Applause]
OK, that was fun.
But seriously, Mr. Broussard was recently interviewed by 1UP.com and he let slip a little status update on Duke Nukem Forever. The relevant portion:
1UP: Wait, wait. You guys are working on Duke Forever?
George Broussard: [Laughs] And ever and ever.
1UP: And when's that due out again?
George Broussard: [Laughs] I think it'll be out when pigs fly. But it's definitely going well now. Things are together; we're in full production. We're basically just pulling all the pieces together and making the game out of it. There's a lot that's finished. All the guns are finished. Most of the creatures are finished. And as I said, we're just basically pulling it all together and trying to make it fun. We've kind of got all these disassociated elements that make up a game, and you put them together and things happen. And then you just tweak it and polish it until it's fun, and that's kind of the phase we're in now, just trying to make something that is really fun to play and interesting.
So there you have it. Maybe it'll be playable at E3. Maybe 2006 really is the year. Maybe The Duke will reign supreme over all of FPSdom again.