[quote]DualShockers: Is that also kind of a way that Duke could also come back in a new game of his? Is this a way for you guys to gauge interest in bringing him back for a new Duke Nukem game?
Vincent Slaven (Public Relations Manager, Gearbox Publishing): Not so much. It’s pretty much like Meredith said that we were trying to think of things we could add to give more value to the customer: Duke Nukem came about [in Bulletstorm] because they were so similar.
But, kind of in relation to your question, this Full Clip Edition is more or less a way to do that — because People Can Fly own the rights to the franchise fully — and they want to do more with it. And so they are kind of like — because game development is so expensive — they want to put this out to see like “Do people still want Bulletstorm?” Is there like a different climate now that would be more receptive? And if it is, there is definitely, probably gonna be an option for a Bulletstorm 2 following this.
So it’s kind of not related but — Duke Nukem 2… no, but Bulletstorm 2, I think: maybe.[/quote]
There we have it, confirmation that Duke Nukem is as good as dead in the hands of Gearbox.
Duke needs to get as far away from Gearbox as possible. Either Gearbox does the franchise a favor and rid Duke of their presence by selling it to someone who will do good by the franchise(Devolver Digital would be my pick) or Duke fans will just have to do what they do best, Wait.
Gearbox is likely gonna continue becoming the most hated company in gaming, gamers will stop buying their games, they’ll die and Duke will be auctioned off to someone who is guaranteed to do better.