It looks like an original build by Duke Nukem forever from 2001 was leaked online, the final release of which had an infamously long development time.
Everyone likes to joke about it Kingdom Hearts 3 It’s taking a long time to come out, but more people need to remember the story of Duke Nukem Forever, a game that took a total of 14 years to develop. It was first announced in 1997 but didn’t come out until 2011 and, to the surprise of everyone, it wasn’t critically panned by anyone across the board. However, as reported by fansite Duke4, a leak has now surfaced on 4chan containing screenshots and footage of a playable build of the game from 2001.
According to the leak, pretty much every chapter is present in some form, with a large chunk that’s actually playable and another chunk that’s just block-outs with no enemies. Apparently all the E3 content from back then is also included. Of all the weapons present, all work except for the chainsaw and the freezer.
The user who shared the leak, x0r, says he plans to release both the editor and full source code, meaning it should be partially playable. However, it is important to note that there is no complete game as this version was never really finished. According to x0r, they expect to fully deploy everything in June.
Game development is often an incredibly secretive process because, as outsiders, we rarely look at early builds of games because companies rarely want to show them off. Interesting, EA do something a little different with that dead space Remake (to be released early next year) as it actually features very early looks of the game.
Hopefully the Duke Nukem Forever leak sticks as it’s also important to keep the work going.
https://www.vg247.com/duke-nukem-forever-2001-leak Leak shows what Duke Nukem Forever was like 10 years before its disastrous release