“Duke Nukem Forever has been delayed.” Nope, that’s not a headline from 1997, but a headline from right now. The game has been pushed back from its May release to June 14 here in the U.S.
Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford, and the game’s executive producer, has made a fun YouTube video explaining the delay.
Not for nothing, but I’m pretty sure they’re running an angle. “Man, how much press will we get if we delay the game again? That would be hilarious.”
The delay is real, in other words, but done to drum up a bit of last minute interest or “wtf, lol” heat. That is my paranoid interpretation.
But good for them. What’s another month, right? At the very least it’s Gearbox we’re talking about, who generally make top-notch stuff.