DUNE: We’re Still Years Away From The Next Game!

Funcom (who announced that they will revive the IP) says that we are several years away from the game being completed.

„The biggest, most exciting and most ambitious of our projects is without a doubt the DUNE open-world survival game we’re working on, after having secured the exclusive rights for PC and Console games with this fantastic IP. It’s a game that is still a few years away and will be a more ambitious and robust version of Conan Exiles set in the DUNE universe, designed to be a game as a service from the outset,” Rui Casais, the CEO of Funcom, said in the company’s 2019 fiscal year financial report.

Since he said „PC and console,” we can easily predict that this game is going to be available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X. There’s no way they will release a game in 2022 or 2023 for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. Also, he mentioned the GaaS term (game-as-a-service), which is somewhat disappointing. For example, Battlefield V used this approach, and its final update is going to launch shortly (as DICE is potentially moving to work on the next-gen Battlefield).

DUNE is a big franchise that saw its first video game released in 1992 on DOS and Amiga. Cryo Interactive also released a SEGA Mega-CD (SEGA CD) version a year later via Virgin Games. It was an outstanding strategy game that is still considered one of the best – no wonder it got many sequels. Everything is thanks to Frank Herbert, though – his novel, Dune, was released in 1965. The last DUNE video game adaptation was released in 2001 – it was based on the Sci-Fi (now SyFy) Channel’s series on PlayStation 2 and PC, developed by Cryo. Since then, two decades have passed…

We can’t wait for new details.

Source: PSU

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