No amount of scathing reviews are going to keep Duke Nukem down. In an interview with Forbes, CEO of publisher Take-Two, Stauss Zelnick, admitted that there are plans for more Duke Nukem titles down the road, the company just isn’t talking about it since Duke Nukem Forever just released.
"We don't really talk about it in detail but you will see future Duke IP coming from this company," Zelnick told the site.
While Take-Two doesn’t own the Duke Nukem IP outright (that’s Gearbox), they are the ones that get the games on shelves for us to consume. Take-Two is actually the publishing partner of not only 2K Games, but also Rockstar Games, for whom they just published L.A. Noire.
A large reason for the negative reviews circling Duke Nukem Forever stem from the dated engine the game is built upon. Duke Nukem Forever is definitely a relic of a game 14 years in development. The hype alone pretty much guaranteed the game wouldn’t live up to expectations.
But now that Duke Nukem Forever has finally been pushed out of the womb, developer Gearbox can create something fresh with the Duke Nukem property. It will no longer be about completing the original code to get this industry elephant out of the room. Now it’s about creating and releasing a Duke Nukem product that actually gets to take advantage of all the contemporary technology available to it, whether the crew cut rockin’, blowjob lovin’, testosterone testament of the ‘90s can handle it or not.
So, what say you? Do you want more Duke Nukem, or do you want this '90s action hero to disappear? Sound off below!