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Duke Nukem PC patch increases gun slots

"Could not" map more to controller.

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A PC update for 3/10 shooter Duke Nukem Forever will double its weapon inventory from two to four, developer Gearbox has revealed.

But there are no immediate plans for console editions to get the patch, a post by Gearbox community manager Chris Faylor explained.

Initial Duke developer 3D Realms has previously drawn fire for its decision to limit PC gamers to carrying two guns.

Studio boss George Broussard waded in to the debate, telling ShackNews last year it was a decision based on keeping console controls simple.

"You cannot discount designing games for a modern world and part of that world is consoles where the bulk of the sales can be. And on those consoles you have a controller.

"We tried for a long time to support lots of guns but we simply could not find a nice way to map it to a controller, despite trying 4-5 designs. We gave it enough time and decided to stop swimming against the current and adopt what was basically the 'standard'."

The upcoming PC patch also adds Valve Anti-Cheat System (VAC) support, push-to-talk voice chat, the ability to adjust FOV, "plus other fixes and improvements that are still being tested."

Duke Nukem's first 15 minutes.

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