Scott Miller, the 3D Realms cofounder who came out looking somewhat better than eternally dithering partner George Broussard in Wired's recent profile of Duke Nukem Forever, claims that "numerous other Duke games" are in development, some meant for casual gaming.
Miller, quoted in the "first printed issue of Gamesauce," says "the next few years should see a strong resurgence in Duke." Shacknews, which spotted the article, says Miller remains sanguine about the prospects of a franchise with one published title since the Clinton administration.
There are numerous other Duke games in various stages of development, several due out this year. We are definitely looking to bring Duke into casual gaming spaces, plus there are other major Duke games in production.
Miller says "almost all" of those projects are unannounced, but, Shacknews points out they likely include:
• Two Duke iPhone games Miller previously announced.
• A Duke Nukem Trilogy for DS and PSP, from Frontline Studios.
• The Xbox Live Arcade port of Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project.
• A scrapped project called Duke Begins, alluded to in Take-Two's lawsuit against Miller and Broussard.
And, of course, Miller repeated the obligatory tease that Duke Nukem forever is not dead. "We've never said that Duke Nukem Forever has ceased development. ... Yes, we released the internal team, but that doesn't correlate to the demise of the project."
Sorry, but at this point, games or GTFO.
3D Realms Teases 'Numerous' Duke Nukem Games, 'Looking to Bring Duke into Casual Gaming' [Shacknews]