Post by KostaAndreadis @ 11:59am 10/05/22 | 0 Comments
Duke Nukem Forever made an appearance back at E3 2001 which kicked off one of the most talked about bits of game development we've ever seen. Announced in 1997 as the successor to Duke Nukem 3D from 3D Realms what we ended up with was a somewhat disastrous mix of unfinished ideas from Gearbox in 2011. As it turns out someone has got their hands on the long-lost 2001 build from the game, and is looking to make it public in June.
As per Duke4.net, a user on 4Chan by the name of “x0r” uploaded screenshots and gameplay from the E3 2001 build of Duke Nukem Forever claiming "almost every chapter is present in some form", "a huge chunk is playable", and "a huge chunk is block-outs with no enemies".
As per the video below it all looks legit. And very 2001.
Since the leak was made known, 3D Realms veteran and Duke creator George Broussard has spoken out to confirm its legitimacy.
Yes, the leak looks real. No, I’m not really interested in talking about it or retreading a painful past. You should heavily temper expectations. There is no real game to play. Just a smattering of barely populated test levels. I have no knowledge who leaked this.
Though he adds that "there is no real game to play", and states in a response to a comment "most of what's there are small level snippets, level designer tests, or some fake build out areas for an E3 demo". And that there's not really a game as per the claims. That said, there definitely looks like enough to warrant interest from Duke Nukem fans, and those wondering what the game looked like a whole decade before its actual release - as depicted by this additional video showcasing various weapons.
The leaker is stating that the full source code and working editor will be released.