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Will there be Duke Nukem Forever DLC?

Gearbox to discuss it with fans post-release.

Given its turbulent, 14-year long history, it's safe to assume it's taken Gearbox Software considerable effort to finally get Duke Nukem Forever out of the door. But has that effort stretched to include post-release DLC? Well, maybe.

"We haven't announced anything yet," Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford told Eurogamer, explaining the studio was currently solely concentrating on finishing the core game.

"I say this with as much sincerity as I can muster - we're focused entirely on making possible the unpossible: shipping Duke Nukem Forever."

However, Pitchford went on to offer a glimmer of hope that more Duke could be on its way post launch as DLC.

"As we wrap everything up completely and get closer to the launch date, our attentions can be allowed to think about the future again," he explained. "Myself and other people from the Gearbox team will then talk about it with fans in the forums at www.gearboxity.com."

Earlier today, publisher 2K Games finally confirmed a 3rd May release date for the game, which was first announced by original developer 3D Realms way back in 1997.

The boisterous trailer that accompanied 2K's announcement, which you can remind yourself of below, featured plenty of self-censorship on Gearbox's part. Fear not though. Pitchford assured us that Duke won't be holding back in the finished product.

"When considering more open marketing materials that are available to see on the internet there's a feeling among those who are supposed to be responsible for having such feelings that a little more restraint is prudent," he said.

"However, the things that are blurred and bleeped in the trailer are not blurred and bleeped in the game."

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