Were you one of the faithful, the unfortunate few, who pre-ordered Duke Nukem Forever? Have you clung to that yellowed receipt these many years, hoping against hope that the poor thing might somehow make it to market? Well, now that the impossible has occurred, your faith is being rewarded… or at least that’s the plan.
Gearbox realizes that a fair amount of people pre-ordered the game, and since things might have changed over the last, oh I don’t know, seven or eight years since that time, they want to make sure you get what’s coming to you. I’ll let Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford explain:
There are a lot of people who pre-ordered the game. We’ve been starting to talk with retailers because we didn’t take them directly, and 3D Realms didn’t take them, it was all retailers going “I’m going to take this guy’s money.”
We’ve started to engage them, saying “Hey, you’ve got customers who you made a promise to, and any bad feeling they have will reflect on us, so can we work together to do something for those people?”
I don’t know what we can do yet, but something should be done for the people who pre-ordered.
So nothing is set in stone, but there is hope. I’d hold onto that receipt if i were you.