How Long did it Take to make Duke Nukem Forever?

So, Duke Nukem Forever has been in the works for a very long time.  Duke Nukem 3D was released back in 1996 and since then many gamers have been aching for more ass kicking, saving the world, and strip club visits Duke Nukem style.  Duke Nukem Forever was announced way back in 1997, now here in 2011 (14 years later) we will finally get our chance once again to fry some Pig Cop ass.

So, how long did it take to make Duke Nukem Forever.  Well, let’s see what 3D Realms has to say on the matter.

“I have estimated that 3D Realms invested between 3,500 and 4,500 man-months of effort into the game, a lot of which has been lost to the ages.  Meanwhile, by the time Gearbox ships the game we’ll have put in another 2,500 man-months of effort.”

Ok, so around 6,500 total MAN MONTHS of labor have gone into making Duke Nukem Forever.  Not to mention the 14 year wait fans have had to endure.  And just in case your math is a little rusty, let me break it down for you.  6,500 Months of work = 541.66 Years = 28,262.78 Weeks = 4,748,148.58 Hours of Labor.  DAMN!  I know one thing, this baby better be worth the wait, and if I don’t hear the term “man months” ever again in my life that would be just fine.

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