Duke Nukem Forever feels as though it has been in development forever, while in fact, the process only began in 1997. That was thirteen years ago and the never-ending saga continues today as to whether or not Duke will make his grand return.
A report from Kotaku suggests that Gearbox Software is now at the helm, famously known for the hugely successful Borderlands and the Brothers in Arms franchise. After the departure of 3D Realms last year, Duke Nukem Forever was cast aside once again. Despite the troublesome development cycle, there's now a chance that we could be seeing a demo before the end of the year.
The report confirmed that Take-Two Interactive still holds the publishing rights, but haven't made any comment relating to Duke Nukem Forever, while Gearbox Software has taken the same stance. Considering how many times development has collapsed, we suggest approaching this rumour cautiously. Is it ever going to be released? Who knows. We'll believe it when we see it.