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We’re going to be getting “at least” three new Dune games from Conan Exiles developer Funcom

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“Bring in that flying fat man…the Darryn.

The spice must flow! For years, that was the mantra of some of the finest real-time strategy games ever made, that happened to be set in the sci-fi fantasy universe of Frank Herbert’s Dune series of novels.  While Westwood only hopped into the spice wars of Arrakis in 1993 with Dune II, they quickly created a template for tactics that would evolve to glorious new heights in 1998’s Dune 2000 and then reach its pinnacle in Emperor: Battle for Dune.

Since then, the series has been largely dormant , resting beneath the sands and waiting for a day when it might be revived once again. That time, is now. Conan Exiles developer Funcom has announced that they’ve signed a six year deal with Dune movie and television rights holders Legendary Entertainment, that will result in “at least” three new PC and console games being produced:

This is a six year partnership to release at least three titles on the PC/Console platforms, with one of the games planned to be in the “Open World Multiplayer” genre that will enter into pre-production in Funcom’s Oslo studio during 2019.

Alright, so at least two out of three of those games will have my interest then. HEYOH! Beyond the initial announcement, Funcom hasn’t provided details on what other games we could expect to see in the timeframe that they’ve been given, but I’d bet my piss-recycling stillsuit that we’ll see some sort of tie-in to the upcoming film from director Denis Villeneuve that happens to have every big name actor in Hollywood attached to it currently.

Of course, the one game that fans really want? A proper real-time strategy for the modern-day era ala that ol’ Westwood nostalgia, that features the likes of House Harkonnen taking on the Fremen and the Atreides family as they battle for control of Arrakis and the all-powerful spice produced by the massive worms of the planet.

Funcom already has some strategy in the pipeline for 2019, with Petroglyph working on Conan Unconquered. That’s a studio made up of several Command and Conquer veterans, so you never know, the dream team to help remake Dune for that genre, could already be waiting for a shot at resurrecting a classic.

Last Updated: February 27, 2019


  1. I want to be a Sandworm.


    • Guz

      February 27, 2019 at 11:00

      All praise Shai-Hulud o/o/o/


  2. Mikit0707

    February 27, 2019 at 10:27

  3. Guz

    February 27, 2019 at 11:00

    Man I wanna re-read the dune series, I have forgotten so much of the story 🙁


  4. Admiral Chief

    February 27, 2019 at 11:00

  5. Admiral Chief

    February 27, 2019 at 11:00

  6. HvR

    February 27, 2019 at 11:19

  7. G8crasha

    February 27, 2019 at 14:33

    Let’s hope they can do the series proud!


  8. Brian

    February 27, 2019 at 10:44

    Besides The Witcher, what other book-to-game adaptations have been good?


    • WhiteRock

      February 27, 2019 at 10:59

      Metro Series. Some more loosely based are Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, BioShock(Ayn Rand), Stalker, etc…


  9. Admiral Chief

    February 27, 2019 at 11:00



  10. Nigel Alan Smith

    February 27, 2019 at 11:17


    I hope there is NOT battle royale


    • Admiral Chief

      February 27, 2019 at 12:07

      BR with the sand worms creeping in on you


      • Guz

        February 27, 2019 at 12:25

        …..that might actually work


      • Nigel Alan Smith

        February 27, 2019 at 13:40

        Nooooo dont even think about it, the BR scene is super saturated and devs are lazy to jump on the current hype train instead of thinking of the next big thing..


  11. HvR

    February 27, 2019 at 11:19

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