Gearbox looking at ways to honour old Duke Nukem pre-orders

Gearbox are reportedly looking at ways in which they could fulfill Duke Nukem Forever pre-orders made for the long-delayed shooter while it was still in 3D Realms’ hands, but say the money for these pre-orders does not yet look to have filtered down to the game’s publisher or developer.

“There are a lot of people who pre-ordered the game,” says Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford, “We’ve been starting to talk with retailers because we didn’t take them directly, and 3D Realms didn’t take them, it was all retailers going ‘I’m going to take this guy’s money.”

Pitchford says they have started communicating with them, saying “Hey, you’ve got customers who you made a promise to, and any bad feeling they have will reflect on us, so can we work together to do something for those people?”

Pitchford also admitted that Gearbox don’t know what they can do yet, but that something should be done for the people who pre-ordered, saying that this may mean an even greater spend on the game than in its 12 years to date.

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