Duke Nukem: Forever delayed

The curse that fell on Duke Nukem: Forever which made it the most delayed piece of software in the history of gaming still has not been lifted.

Despite interesting previews of the game being shown, and everyone thinking it would be out soon there have apparently been some last minute hitches.

Duke Nukem: Forever’s maker Gearbox Software has gone and delayed it by a month.

Gearbox head Randy Pitchford, the developer reports that Duke’s long, long, long in-development outing has slipped from May 6 to June 10 worldwide and June 14 in the US, which is a place which is not of this world.

In a video which has tipped up too early for April 1, Pitchford says that he is very sorry for the delay, which has to go on record as the world’s biggest understatement.

“We’ve all been working extremely hard and are very eager to deliver the game to you. I’ve been thinking of these lyrics from the great country song, ‘He’s The Duke’ – ‘He told us if we waited we could Come Get Some, but I never knew Forever was going to be so long.’ If you’re like me, June cannot come quickly enough,” he said.

One month should not make a difference, but given that the game has been a few months away from release for the last 13 years and has become a byword for vapourware we should not be surprised.

We are plugging for the idea that the game was cursed by a wicked stepmother and pricked its finger on a spinning wheel. Well it is more logical than some of the excuses we have been getting on the game over the years.  

Forever was recently awarded an 18 rating by the BBFC for containing “strong violence, sex, nudity, language and drug references”. At least someone has seen it.