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Dune: Awakening: Release date, Gameplay details, System requirements, and more

A game version of the famous novel is on the way

Developed by Funcom and published by Tencent’s Level Infinite, Dune: Awakening revealed its first trailer at the gamescom ONL 2022. The game is set in the world of Frank Herbert’s famous Dune novels. Dune: Awakening is an open-world survival MMORPG game in the sci-fi desert planet of Arrakis, where players will most likely take up the character of Paul Atreides. The game will be released on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series S/X. In this article, we will discuss everything that we know about Dune: Awakening including release date, gameplay details, system requirements, pre-order details, and more!

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Dune: Awakening will give a new look to Dune fans through its gameplay

The trailer of Dune: Awakening was undoubtedly interesting, but it did not reveal much about its gameplay. But we saw the game’s version of Paul Atreides, the protagonist from the Dune books and movies. The character was seen watching a sandworm devour a spice-harvesting vehicle while saying the famous words “fear is the mind-killer.”

Although we could not get much information about the gameplay, the Dune: Awakening Steam page gave us some clues about the gameplay. According to the Steam page, players must build shelters against sandstorms, maintain their stillsuits, and master the old ways of walking in the deserts. Furthermore, during their journey in the deserts, players must save themselves from colossal sandworms dwelling beneath the sand.

The game will be set in the vast world of Arrakis, where players can explore unmapped sectors and be the first to discover the secrets of the lands. Players will also explore biological testing stations, the wreckage of fallen spaceships, and dusty halls of abandoned sketches throughout their journey. Arrakis will have an ever-changing face with Coriolis storms shifting the sands and changing the landscape.

The economy of the game will most likely depend on spice. Players must collect spices and protect it from raiders and rival factions. The game will also feature unique vehicles like ornithopters, which the players can use for various purposes.

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Image via Funcom

The game will also include several customizable features. Players can consume spices to conquer their senses and acquire powerful abilities. They can also craft and construct their fortress.

In which platforms the game will arrive

Dune: Awakening will be released on multiple platforms- PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox Series S/X, PC: Windows. The game will feature a single-player game mode. The system requirements of the game are still unknown. After the developers reveal more information, we will update the system requirements and pricing in the future.

Dune: Awakening release date

Sadly, Funcom has not announced a release date of the game yet. Players will need to wait until next year to receive more information about the game. We will update the release date on this article as soon as it is revealed. Meanwhile, players can sign up for Dune: Awakening’s upcoming beta on the game’s official website.

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