Duke Nukem Forever refuses to die, with fresh rumous suggesting the game's development has been picked up by Gearbox Software.
Sources have told Kotaku that the studio behind Borderlands and Brothers In Arms has picked up the project from the work started by the original developer 3D Realms – which began way back in 1997.
Gearbox president Randy Pitchford declined to comment, but suggested that he will be able to clarify the situation at this year's Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle.
Little has been heard of Duke Nukem Forever since the game's publisher Take-Two filed a lawsuit against 3D Realms for failing to produce the finished game.
A spokesperson from Take-Two confirmed that the publisher still holds the rights to the game, but did not comment on its status or developer.