Funcom shared the first look at Dune: Awakening at The Game Awards 2022, their new open-world MMO survival game set in Frank Herbert’s epic series.
Here’s a rundown on Dune: Awakening and its new details, plus the pre-alpha gameplay teaser:
Dune: Awakening Pre-alpha Gameplay First Look
Funcom has innovated in the Massively Multiplayer and Survival genres for over two decades, most recently with Conan Exiles. Dune: Awakening builds upon this strong foundation, weaving together Open World Survival and MMO aspects into a Dune tapestry that brings Frank Herbert’s epic universe to life in a completely unique way. With this gameplay teaser, Funcom has also updated the game’s website, giving a panoramic view of the player experience.
In the game you strive to survive the countless dangers of Arrakis alongside thousands of other players. Explore your role and identity while experiencing an epic personal journey, from searching for water and building shelters against storms to controlling the flow of spice in the top echelons of the planet.
Spice lies at the center of conflict, advancement, and power in Dune: Awakening. Where spice blows appear, players converge. Fights can range from quick skirmishes to large-scale battles with infantry, ground vehicles, and ornithopters each providing an essential role.
The deserts hold a multitude of choices to make and paths to discover. Jump into an ornithopter to scout the deep deserts; equip advanced armor and weaponry to become a deadly mercenary; execute an efficient spice harvesting operation; gain influence among Great Houses — do all these things and more.
Dune: Awakening is coming to Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5 – though a release date wasn’t confirmed.