It may be hard to believe, but if you’re in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia you can download Duke Nukem Forever right now on Steam. The much-delayed and anticipated shooter will be unlocking in other regions as the day progresses.
Duke Nukem has been in the hands of several publishers and a plethora of developers until Gearbox Software took the reigns and saw it through.
The system specs for the PC version were released last month, making it appear as though you could run this thing on a old GameBoy.
In the Matrix, Morpheus once said that fate is not without a sense of irony. Well here we are 12 years later and the realisation that Duke Nukem Forever is once again delayed is more comical than frustrating.
In a surprisingly funny video by Gearbox Software’s Randy Pitchman, the news of a 5-week setback for one of the most anticipated games of all time almost makes me glad there’s another delay. Duke is now coming to us on June 10th (14th US).
You can still pre-order the game on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 from Amazon.
That is the question being asked by GearBox Software. Showing humility that the game has been in the hands of several publishers and a plethora of developers, GearBox wants to acknowledge as many people as possible who worked on the game over the years.
They have a form whereby you can submit your own personal contributions, and you will be recognised in the game. A mammoth undertaking no doubt but I have to tip my hat to them, I think it’s a great idea.
Nukem is coming to PC, Xbox and PS3 on May the 3rd, Amazon are taking pre-orders on the standard edition for $46.99.
If you’re looking forward to Duke Nukem Forever and are an avid Steam supporter it will please you to hear that Gearbox just announced they will be using Valve’s DRM mechanism to distribute the game.
This means the PC version will be tied to your Steam account, and naturally that means no Securom or other such bile. Gearbox Software made the announcement on their forums:
2K Games and Gearbox Software today officially announced that the PC release of Duke Nukem Forever will incorporate Steamworks.
What does this mean for you?
It means that regardless of where or how you buy Duke Nukem Forever on PC, your purchase will be tied to your Steam account, ensuring that you’ll always be able to install a copy of the game even if you lose your disc.
Nukem is hitting store shelves and download slots on may 3rd (US). You can pre-order from Amazon ($46.99).