Three DUNE Video Games are in Development and One is an Open World Multiplayer Title
Not only are we getting a new Dune movie next year from Legendary Entertainment and director Denis Villeneuve, but we are also getting a series of video games. Legendary and Herbert Properties LLC have teamed up with video game developer Funcom to make it happen. They have previously developed games such as Age of Conan, Anarchy Online, and The Secret world.
According to Gamefragger, this is a six-year partnership and over that time they will release "at least three titles that will be released across PC and consoles.” There aren’t a lot of details on the games, but Funcom has confirmed that one of the games will fit the "Open World Multiplayer" genre. That game will go into pre-production sometime in 2019.
Funcom CEO, Rui Casais had this to say in a statement:
“Funcom has a strong history of working with beloved sci-fi/fantasy intellectual properties including our bestsellers Age of Conan and Conan Exiles. So many of us at Funcom, myself included, are huge fans of Frank Herbert’s work and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with Legendary and Herbert Properties LLC to bring the iconic DUNE universe to life for gamers all over the globe.”
So there’s some cool Dune gaming projects to look forward to in the future. But, I’m definitely stoked about the upcoming film, especially with that insanely awesome cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista Stellan Skarsgård, Zendaya, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.
Set in the distant future, Dune follows Paul Atreides, whose family assumes control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, jurisdiction over Arrakis is contested among competing noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship with nature, as Paul leads a rebellion to restore his family’s reign.
Are you excited about these new Dune video games that are going into development?