Gearbox Software president Randy Pitchford has stated that he wants to make more Duke Nukem titles, despite the poor reception from fans and critics of Duke Nukem Forever.
In an interview with IGN, Pitchford stated that “I willingly and lovingly acquired the brand. When I did that, I wasn’t thinking that the only goal is just to make sure everyone could play Duke Nukem Forever.” before commenting that “The real goal for me is I’d like to build a Duke Nukem game again.”
Pitchford commented that “I’m much happier living in a world where Duke is alive and not dead” and went on to say that in regards to a Duke Nukem Forever sequel, “I think what I would do and what Gearbox would do would be a little different” and that “it would be amazing, and I look forward to that.”
It’s fair to say that Gearbox’s Duke Nukem Forever was always going to have an uphill struggle with such a large amount of anticipation tied to it and with the team trying to work out how an iconic video game character from the nineties would fit into this brave new world of HD graphics, power armour and regenerative health.
Could a Duke Nukem Forever sequel have potential? If Gearbox have learned from the mistakes made in Duke Nukem Forever and can somehow win back the trust of the fanbase, it’s certainly a possibility.
You can read our review of Duke Nukem Forever by clicking here.