Duke Nukem Forever demo “important”

Releasing a demo of Duke Nukem Forever is “an important thing to do.” So says new IP owner Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford who, while chatting at PAX over the weekend, says those plans can now be made.

“Now that the cat’s out of the bag we can actually make those plans,” he told VG427. “Now we can get with retailers and figure out the launch window, and figure out demo timing, and work with the first-parties on that.”

Publisher 2K told no one, not even its retail partners, of Duke’s revival until the day of the reveal at PAX.

Explains Pitchford: “..if it had happened earlier, the expectation of promises could have come up and this is a game you don’t make promises about.

Now that the cat’s out of the bag we can actually make those plans. No we can get with retailers and figure out the launch window, and figure out demo timing, and work with the first-parties on that. We weren’t able to do that until this point, because if we did we risked damaging it even further.”

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