[EXCLUSIVE] Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded put on hold, waiting on Gearbox
"Interceptor Entertainment has decided to finish Duke Nukem: Reloaded at a future date that is yet to be determined". Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded was a remake of the original Duke Nukem 3D. Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded seems to be delayed based on a licensing issue. Once Gearbox Software provides its blessing, hopefully Frederik Schreiber, project lead on Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded, will be able to finish what he started.
We noticed on the blog at Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded that there was a recent post citing: "Interceptor Entertainment has decided to finish Duke Nukem: Reloaded at a future date that is yet to be determined". Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded was a remake of the original Duke Nukem 3D. It was kind of weird to see this announcement, as the game had been officially sanctioned at this point by the license holders, Gearbox Software.
A few days later, a message was relayed to us from an anonymous source who had a conversation with Frederik Schreiber, the Project Lead. Basically, through this conversation our contact was given the impression that Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded was being put on hold due to a conflict with a behind closed doors Duke Nukem project being developed by Gearbox Software. Rumor has it, the Reloaded developers met with Gearbox to discuss Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded. Gearbox felt that the game was TOO good. It had improved to the point where the developers felt it was hardly a remake, and it possibly interfered with Gearbox's own plans for the IP.
We reached out to both Gearbox and Frederik Schreiber for comment on this possible rumor. While Gearbox has not responded yet, Frederik Schreiber has, and here is what he had to say:
"This has nothing to do with Gearbox Software's rumored new game (At least not what we know of). We have chosen to put the project on hold, as our license doesn't allow us to release the game, or show media from it. What drives us, is our fans - And without being able to share what we have been working on for so long, we have decided to put the project on hold, until Gearbox Software makes a decision."
So it looks like Gearbox may or may not be working on a game using the Duke Nukem IP. One thing we do know is that Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded seems to be delayed based on a licensing issue. Once Gearbox Software provides its blessing, hopefully Frederik will be able to finish what he started. Since Gearbox has always been appreciative of its fans, I am sure this will get resolved. Many of their fans probably want to see how good Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded really is.
I heard the real reason is that they agreed to gradually delay it for another 14 years before they're allowed to release it.
This is where Gearbox comes in and takes the game, runs it into the ground, and calls it a day.
why not do a collab?
5? you're really optimist...
^this right here
sounds like they were until it became a possible threat to their own project.
To quote the Duke SON OF A BITCH!
Maybe it'll only take 5 years this time for it to come.
I'm confident it'll be much better than DNF. That game was awful.
And so the cycle continues...
Please let this happen Gearbox! It looked amazing!
Yeah, it'd be cool to see if they talked about it tomorrow on Sidescrollers. inb4craigrage. Seriously though, if that really is the case, that would be some serious bullshit to pull over on the fans.
Yeah, I'll pick it up when I'm 30
I'm sorry to hear the news. Now, allowing me to set my clock to see if we'll have to wait 12+ years for this one...
I thought Gearbox was 100% behind endorsing this project... WTF?!
I am thoroughly impressed. During the takeaway when you said that we should suggest ways to improve the news section, I said ScrewAttack News needed more exclusive, breaking stories, and damn did you guys deliver. DNR being held seems to have gone kind of under the radar. Also, if there really will be a new Duke game by Gearbox, let's hope it's better than Forever was. That game made me feel very "meh" about the franchise in general.
Y U NO DELETE?
Well, I would have said 2025 but it's a fan made project, it probably won't garner as much attention so 2015-17 at the latest. Maybe 2023 if it gets a bit more attention then I expected.
We seriously need a delete button.