3D Realms has learned a valuable lesson today: Never tell exclusive details to newspaper journalists. In an e-mail exchange between the president of 3D Realms, Scott Miller, and the Dallas Business Journal, it was revealed that Duke Nukem Forever is planned to come out towards the end of this year. Miller is targeting the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 to release DNF on:
Miller also revealed that Duke Nukem 3D will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade sometime this year. It will offer online multiplayer, co-op and Achievements. There's a little more to this story so hit the jump for the rest.
Now you're probably wondering why I said 3d Realms learned a valuable lesson earlier, right? Well, Miller didn't think that the Dallas Journal was actually going to run what he had told them. They apparently were not used to dealing with mainstream press so they have issued a statement in regards to this whole situation:
Don't read too much into this. Everything Scott had said to the Dallas Journal is true and they really want the game to come out this year. They just regret spilling the details to this publication instead of gaming publication.
So there you have it. 2008 is the year everyone is going to shit bricks. Maybe. Probably. Hopefully.
[Thanks to Madninja for the first half of this tip!]