Duke Nukem Forever to come out this year?

3D Realms surprised everyone last year when, out of the blue last month, it released its first Duke Nukem Forever trailer in recent history. If a report by the Dallas Business Journal is to be believed, the trailer's release is no coincidence, because 3D Realms actually plans to release the game some time this year.

The publication claims it has received confirmation from 3D Realms that Duke Forever is in fact scheduled for 2008. It quotes 3D Realms President Scott Miller as saying, "We may miss the mark by a month or two, but I feel very confident that we're on target this time." Miller also tells the paper that, although no official platform list has been announced for the title, "hitting the big three [i.e. the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3] makes the most sense."

3D Realms isn't happy with the Dallas Business Journal's report, though, and it has told Shacknews that it did not confirm a release schedule in its interview. Taking that report with a grain of salt is probably advisable, then, although a release this year certainly doesn't seem to be out of the realm of possibility. 3D Realms CEO George Broussard stated in a chat with Shacknews community members that the version of the game shown in the trailer has been in development since 2004.

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