Announced at Gamescom 2022, Dune Awakening is an Open World Survival MMO set in the arid deserts of the Dune universe. It’s arguably the most ambitious Dune game to date.
The Dune series has seen quite the revival after its 2021 film adaptation, and now we’re getting yet another game based on the iconic series of novels and movies.
While the trailer didn’t show any actual gameplay, it did give us an idea of just how vast the scope of this title will be.
Dune Awakening has a huge sense of scale
The trailer features a huge worm that gobbles up an entire building and the main character runs towards it. All set in Dune’s somewhat bleak and arid desert environment.
As for what the survival mechanics and actual multiplayer might look like, it’s hard to say. However, the teaser trailer told us that beta registrations are now open to anyone whose curiosity was piqued by Dune Awakening.
There is currently no release date or beta date, but you can find the beta sign-up here.
While we already know a lot about Dune Awakening, the beta sign-up landing site does have some early art of what the game could look like.
Early concept art shows a war-torn landscape ravaged by high winds and hostile wildlife.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the only recent Dune game. Dune: Spice Wars was released on April 26, 2022 and was a 4x game based on the complex and confused politics within the Dune universe.
Dune: Spice Wars did well critically, but also falls within a fairly niche strategy genre. Dune Awakening seems to have more of an action focus if we go from what’s shown in the trailer.
The Dune novels were originally written by Frank Herbert and his series of 6 novels contains a huge amount of source material to draw from.
Any exploration of the sprawling universe Herbert has created is likely to delight fans, and Dune Awakening looks set to be the most ambitious Dune game yet.