Dune: Awakening, an ambitious next step for open-world survival MMOs has been announced. It is 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.
What is Dune: Awakening?
Dune: Awakening combines the grittiness and creativity of survival games with the social interactivity of large-scale, persistent multiplayer games. The developers hope 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. Not only that though, you will be able to traverse the dunes in iconic vehicles from the universe.
It’s clear that the developers have looked to Conan Exiles for inspiration. With this gritty and open world that brings in countless players to build its world, there is a sense of familiarity in the choices they are making gameplay-wise. The title still looks exciting and hopefully will live up to the hype.