A Dune Open World Multiplayer Game Is Coming

Cryo Interactive

Funcom, the publisher behind Conan Exiles, has revealed it’s just signed an exclusive deal with Legendary Entertainment to create games based in Frank Herbert’s iconic sci-fi universe Dune.

Last time a publisher signed an exclusive deal with the custodians of a popular sci-fi universe it didn’t go terribly well, but I’m sure this will be different. I hope this will be different.

Man, if we get an online FPS set in the Dune universe that’s full of microtransactions I am gonna be so mad.

Cryo Interactive

Funcom CEO Rui Casais revealed that 2018 was the most profitable year in the company’s history, with revenue, cash flow, earnings and – I assume – spirits all up.

Casais said:

We are very excited to announce an exclusive gaming partnership with Legendary Entertainment to develop a line of video games based on the works of Frank Herbert’s Dune. Dune is one of the world’s best-known science fiction universes and a personal favorite of mine. To work on Dune games is a dream come true for many of us in Funcom.

Funcom later revealed that the six year deal will produce a minimum of three games, one of which is to be an online multiplayer adventure which I imagine will be similar to Conan Exiles, which was (and is) a pretty good game.

Intelligent Games

There have been a number of Dune games over the years, the most recent of which was released way, way back in 2001. There was also a pretty cool Dune mod for Civilization IV, but it’s been a while since we’ve had anything official.