Fan-made Duke Nukem Game Gets Approval

By Colin Tan on October 14, 2010, 1:52PM EDT
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Looks like Gearbox's Duke Nukem Forever, formally 3D Realms', isn't the only Duke Nukem project in the pipeline. A fan-made remake of the 1996 Duke Nukem 3D is in the works after receiving approval from Gearbox and Take Two.

The fan-made title is called Duke Nukem: Next Gen and is being built with the Unreal Engine 3. According to a post on the official Gearbox forum, the game will include a three episode single player campaign and a full-on multiplayer mode. The game will be free for all to download.

"I contacted George Broussard and Scott Miller [of original Duke Nukem creator 3D Realms], to start a conversation about the project," project lead Frederik "Fresch" Schreiber explained.

"The shots managed to convince Scott Miller to a certain degree, but the project was only doable if Take-Two would approve it.

"Thinking that Gearbox might have a better relationship to Take-Two than 3D Realms, I contacted AdamF, who passed me through to PJ Putnam, vice president and general counsel of Gearbox Software.

"Luckily Gearbox was interested in supporting the project, which resulted in a personal non-commercial license to Duke Nukem."

Duke Nukem: Next Gen will be out "when it's done," however a multiplayer test will be released before then to mark the project's "first official milestone release." It's being built for the PlayStatin 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Source: Eurogamer

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