Funcom Announces Open World Survival MMO Dune: Awakening

On August 23, 2022 Funcom announced 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 takes inspiration from Frank Herbert’s iconic science fiction masterpiece and Denis Villeneuve’s critically acclaimed blockbuster film. Funcom’s forthcoming open-world survival MMO will provide an unprecedented opportunity to delve into the world of Arrakis.

The brand-new cinematic trailer gives a taste of what’s to come.

Dune Awakening Announcement Trailer

Dune: Awakening seamlessly blends the ruggedness and inventiveness of survival games with the communal engagement of expansive, persistent multiplayer experiences, resulting in a distinctive and ambitious Open World Survival MMO. Ascend from mere survival to complete dominance within the vast and interconnected expanse of Arrakis, a realm shared by a multitude of players.

Embark on journeys into uncharted sectors, positioning yourself as the pioneer uncovering concealed treasures and wealth before the ever-shifting coriolis storms reshape the terrain anew. Outmaneuver colossal sandworms with narrow escapes, advance from basic shelters to imposing fortresses, and navigate the desert dunes using iconic vehicles from the Dune universe.

Engage in the pursuit of spice blooms, deploying your harvester and safeguarding it from rival factions in rapid and lethal conflicts that fluidly transition from armored groundcars to airborne ornithopters. Strategize your ascent to supremacy and nurture your influence within the Landsraad through meticulous intrigue.

The CEO of Funcom, Rui Casais said, “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.” 

Sam Rappaport, VP of Interactive Media at Legendary Entertainment, added, “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 audience.” 

Dune: Awakening is anticipated to come to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. Stay tuned for more information. We’ll see you on Arrakis!

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