3D Realms: Duke Coming Along, E3 "Irrelevant"

3D Realms: Duke Coming Along, E3 "Irrelevant"

3D Realms chief Scott Miller tells Next-Gen that development on the long-awaited Duke Nukem Forever is moving right along, but he sees no reason to show it off at an "irrelevant" E3.

Asked about the progress on the years-in-development Duke Nukem Forever, Miller stated Friday in an e-mail, "Development is swimming along nicely. Seriously nicely."

The next proper installment of the iconic first-person shooter franchise currently has a release date of "when it’s done." Development on the title has been a long and drawn-out process, with some reports claiming development on Forever began in 1997, a year after the original Duke Nukem 3D debuted on PCs.

3D Realms released in December a new trailer for Duke Nukem Forever, reigniting interest and curiosity in the title. The teaser also reminded people that the game is in fact still in development.

Nevertheless, even with the apparent progress made on the game, Miller won’t be taking it to next month’s E3 Media and Business Summit. "It’s just that we view E3 as irrelevant nowadays.  In fact, I wasn’t even aware it was coming up," he said.

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