Did you order a copy of Duke Nukem Forever back when you thought “Forever” was simply a marketing buzz word? If so the game’s new developer Gearbox Software is looking to make things right by finding a way to honor DNF pre-orders. Company spokesman Randy Pitchford claims they are involved in high level discussions with various retail groups during his London press event last Thursday, and claims “he didn’t want to let those gamers down”.
There are a lot of people who pre-ordered the game," Pitchford told the press. "We’ve been starting to talk with retailers because we didn’t take them directly, and 3D Realms didn’t take them, it was all retailers going 'I'm going to take this guy’s money.' We’ve started to engage them, saying 'Hey, you’ve got customers who you made a promise to, and any bad feelings they have will reflect on us, so can we work together to do something for those people?'"
The retail scene for PC gaming has changed quite a bit since pre-orders started being accepted back in 2001 so it will be interesting to see what if anything can be done. DNF is still slated to hit the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 in 2011, and yes we honestly are truly believe them this time.