2K Games and Gearbox Software announced they’ll be releasing “Duke Nukem Forever” on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC in 2011. The game was first announced in 1997 and has long been considered the most legendary case of “vaporware,” i.e. hardware or software.
The story of Duke Nukem Forever is so legendary that its delay inspired its own parody game franchise. D3’s Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard was released in 2009, and featured a gun-slinging action game hero very similar to Nukem returning to video games after a six-year hiatus.
“We can’t make an official announcement,” Scott Miller said. “Frankly, we may miss the mark by a month or two, but I feel very confident that we’re on target this time. It’s definitely an internal push.”