Funcom announces Dune: Awakening
, an open-world survival MMOG coming to
PC and consoles. The release date is TBA, but signups for beta testing are
currently being accepted on the official
. A first look at this take on Arrakis from the Dune books and (one
of the) movies can be seen in the
. Also the game's
is online for your wishlisting pleasure. Here' the plan:
is thrilled to announce Dune: Awakening, an ambitious next step for open world
survival MMOs, coming to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. Working with
Legendary Entertainment, Dune: Awakening is set on Arrakis and takes inspiration
from both Frank Herbert’s novels and Denis Villeneuve’s Academy Award-winning
film while exploring exciting new possibilities in the franchise.
Announced at Gamescom Opening Night Live, the brand-new cinematic trailer gives
a taste of what’s to come. The game can be wishlisted now on Steam and anyone
can also sign up for the Beta on
www.dunegames.com. More details about the Beta will come at a future date.
Dune: Awakening combines the grittiness and creativity of survival games with
the social interactivity of large-scale, persistent multiplayer games to create
a unique and ambitious Open World Survival MMO. Rise from survival to dominance
in a vast and seamless Arrakis shared by thousands of players.
Head into unmapped sectors and be the first to discover secrets and riches
before the coriolis storms once again shift the sands and alter the landscape.
Narrowly escape colossal sandworms, build your home from shelter to mighty base,
and traverse the dunes in iconic vehicles from the universe.
Hunt for spice blooms and deploy your harvester, then protect it from rival
factions in fast-paced, deadly combat that shifts seamlessly from armored
groundcars to ornithopters in the sky. Plot your rise to power and build your
influence within the Landsraad through careful intrigue.
Rui Casais, CEO of Funcom, says, “Funcom has been pushing boundaries in the MMO
genre for 20 years. It’s where our roots are. We built on that with Conan
Exiles, our first big success in the survival space. With Dune: Awakening we're
bridging the survival and MMO genres to create something truly unique and
ambitious within a universe we're all so passionate about."
VP of Interactive Media at Legendary Entertainment, Sam Rappaport, adds, “Dune:
Awakening truly promises to bring the world of Dune to life in an exciting new
way. We are thrilled to be creating this with a partner like Funcom, who is so
adept at capturing the rich detail and wonder of cinematic worlds for the gaming
Since the early ‘90s, Funcom has honed its craft creating unforgettable
experiences in existing IPs and persistent online worlds with games like Anarchy
Online, Age of Conan, The Secret World, and Conan Exiles. Now, Funcom sets its
eyes on Arrakis, for its most ambitious project yet.
Dune: Awakening will come to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. With the
Beta already planned, anyone can sign up right now at www.dunegames.com and
wishlist the game on Steam. More secrets will be revealed on the website in the
months ahead, offering a glimpse into what players can