Duke Nukem Forever, long mocked as perpetual vaporware, may be slated for a 2008 release.
The Dallas Business Journal reported on Wednesday that developer 3D Realms is aiming for a late 2008 release for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
"We haven't formally announced any platforms for DNF," wrote 3D Realms President Scott Miller in an e-mail exchange. "But, of course hitting the big three makes the most sense (PC, PS3, 360)."
Miller added a note of caution on the 12-years-coming sequel and its release window, claiming, "We can't make an official announcement. 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."
The article appeared to earn the ire of 3D Realms official Greg Broussard, who said the release information was given off the record (assuming, of course, gamers are not being subject to a prank of sorts).
"In what appears to be an unfortunate turn of events, there seems to have been some confusion between what was 'off the record' and what was not. I suppose we're used to dealing with gaming press and not mainstream press. Lesson learned," he wrote on the company website.
The title has been in development for 11 years and a short trailer was released last year.