Dune: Spice Wars debuted at the Game Awards in December 2021 with a cinematic trailer that delighted many Dune fans. It is the first title in 20 years that takes players to the inhospitable world of Arrakis. There they must lead one of the main factions to power by taking control of the most valuable and strategic resource in the entire universe: Spice. Because as everyone knows, whoever controls the spice controls the universe.
Developer Shiro Games and publisher Funcom have now released the first trailer for the game, giving an insight into the design and gameplay of the title.
Sebastien Vidal, CEO of Shiro Games, the studio behind the highly successful Northgard, says:
“The Dune universe is very special to us and there are millions of fans who love the source material as much as we do. We’re die-hard dune nerds and strategy nerds, so this is clearly a game made by fans for fans.”
After the successful release of Denis Villeneuve’s epic film last year, this fan base should have grown even bigger. Dune: Spice Wars PC Early Access has already been announced for 2022; now Shiro Games and Funcom can report that players can expect to land on Arrakis this spring. Several major updates are planned for Steam Early Access, including the introduction of multiplayer, more factions, and a full campaign.
In addition to being the publisher of Dune: Spice Wars, Funcom is also working on an open world multiplayer survival title set in the Dune universe. The company has the exclusive rights to develop and publish video games based on Dune IP for PC and consoles.
Dune: Spice Wars – Gameplay Trailer
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