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Gearbox to release Duke Nukem Forever in 2011

Completion of 3D Realms' notoriously-delayed shooter announced at PAX

Gearbox Software has confirmed recent rumour that it would complete development on long-delayed shooter Duke Nukem Forever, following last year's closure of original developer 3D Realms.

The reborn game was unveiled at the PAX conference today, with Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford confirming release to the Wall Street Journal.

"Clearly the game hadn't been finished at 3D Realms but a lot of content had been created," he said.

"The approach and investment and process at 3D Realms didn't quite make it and it cracked at the end. With Gearbox Software we brought all those pieces together. It's the game it was meant to be."

The game will be released next year, despite The Wall Street Journal's claim it might be 2010.

A live stream of the Duke Nukem Forever presentation is available here at the time of writing.

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