Gearbox defends Duke Nukem Forever delay
Fans waited almost 14 years for Duke Nuke Forever, and the game was finally scheduled to release this May. But yesterday Gearbox announced that the launch of Duke Nuke Forever has been delayed to June.
Now today in an interview to Eurogamer, Gearbox head Randy Pitchford defended their decision to delay the launch of the game, and said, "There is always uncertainty and we use experience and trends to help us be predictive. We are not perfect when it comes to predicting uncertain outcomes, but we are perfect at being committed to our goals and working relentlessly towards them.
"I think we may have been able to force May, but we think that would've introduced risks that would not have served gamers who have waited as long as we have to finally play Duke Nukem Forever."
Randy Pitchford also appreciated the patience of fans and said that the delay was in their best interest
"We are driven by fans who are as anxious for the game to finally be released as we are," he insisted. "The continued support of our fans does miracles for our morale and that drives quality and performance. It's for the fans that I am confident this slight schedule adjustment is the right thing to do.