Gearbox Wants to Honor Over 13 Years of DUKE NUKEM FOREVER Pre-Orders
Published: October 7, 2010 - 4:20pm
Duke Nukem Forever was supposed to be in stores back in 1997. Now that Borderlands creators Gearbox have taken over the reigns, not only is this game finally hitting shelves in 2011, but they want to honor as many pre-orders as possible.
Gearbox' Randy Pitchford is actually talking to as many retailers as possible in order to work out over a decade's worth of pre-orders that Duke Nukem Forever has received in hopes to pay back fans for the incredible amount of delays the game has undertaken.
“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.’ said Pitchford.
It may seem a daunting task to get a hold of the retailers since the game has been delayed to the point of what was thought to be certain videogame death multiple times in what will be over 13 years when it's finally released, but Gearbox is not giving up.
“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,” said Pitchford.
Duke Nukem Forever WILL be in stores in 2011 for PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360.