Duke Nukem Forever dedicated servers confirmed for PC

PC gamers, rejoice! Amidst all the E3 hubbub and bustle, it's been confirmed that the PC edition of Duke Nukem Forever will support dedicated servers. Super-lady Elizabeth Tobey of publisher 2K Games dropped the news on its forums.


"This will be an unsupported features, but it will be there for those that want to use it," Tobey notes. She says it's intended for "experienced users" but you're an experienced user, aren't you? Unlike those console babbies, you built your Dukebox from scratch, with your own bare hands, in the snow, uphill both ways, in your toolshed, using scrap metal, forged in the heat of your own breath, isn't that right?

Developed by 3D Realms, Triptych Games, Piranha Games, and new franchise owner Gearbox Software, Duke Nukem Forever will launch in North America on June 14. Europeans, however, will be able to play from this Friday, June 10. Downloadable content has been confirmed for post-launch, with the first pack free for members of Duke's First Access Club.

If you'll be in Dallas, Texas this Saturday evening, Gearbox is inviting Dukemaniacs to the Happy Ending launch event. Along with Coyote Ugly ladies, there'll be music from The Crystal Method and, ah, DJ Jazzy Jeff. Space is limited, so you'll need to get in and request a ticket.