George Broussard, the well known game producer and designer partly responsible for the Duke Nukem series made an interesting tweet this week, reported via ClanBase, regarding the long awaited Duke Nukem Forever.
"Closing out a milestone this week. 71 more tasks to do and we started with probably 800-900. Been a good push. Next one starts Monday."
He followed up with another tweet a few hours later:
"Heading home. Got some music for the game and commented. Have a couple more things to close out tomorrow for milestone. 24 is on!!!"
Having released this information the game would appear to be 93% complete, at least in terms of tasks.
3D Realms however are not listed in this year's E3 exhibition list set to take place in June. This comes as no surprise following comments made by CEO Scott Miller last year, who called the show "irrelevant", but leaves the question unanswered for fans of the series when they will next see footage of the game.
The last time DNF was seen was during the premiere episode of The Jace Hall Show in June 2008, where in-game footage was leaked and reportedly filmed 6 months prior to this. The video featured gameplay by Jason Hall in which he played parts of the single player on a pc at the 3D Realms offices. Broussard later went onto say that the footage included outdated particle and combat effects.
Duke Nukem Forever began development in April 1997 and was supposed to release in mid-1998; however multiple engine changes, budget negotiations, conflicts with Take Two and a very small development team have delayed the game and made it the longest game ever in production to date.