Dune: Awakening is an Open-World Survival MMO Set in Frank Herbert’s Sci-Fi Universe


At today’s Gamescom 2022’s Opening Night Live, Funcom announced Dune: Awakening, an open-world survival MMO that is coming to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.

Working with Legendary Entertainment, Dune: Awakening is set on Arrakis and takes inspiration from both Frank Herbert’s novels and Denis Villeneuve’s Academy Award-winning film. The game will place thousands of players at once on a shared version of Arrakis, tasking them to build their own shelters, bases, and factions.

Players can explore the world using Dune’s various vehicles, find the hidden treasure before sandstorms change the world, and even use harvesters to gather spice. And of course, when you’re harvesting in-game both the sandworms and other player factions will be on their way to stop you.

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The developer also revealed a cinematic trailer that gives a taste of what’s to come. The game can be wishlisted now on Steam and gamers can also sign up for the Beta on the official site. More details about the Beta will come at a future date.  

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Dune: Awakening Gameplay

Dune: Awakening combines the grittiness and creativity of survival games with the social interactivity of large-scale, persistent multiplayer games to create a unique open-world survival MMO. Rise from survival to dominance in a vast and seamless Arrakis shared by thousands of players.  

Head into unmapped sectors and be the first to discover secrets and riches before the Coriolis storms once again shift the sands and alter the landscape. Narrowly escape colossal sandworms, build your home from the shelter to a mighty base, and traverse the dunes in iconic vehicles from the universe. 

Hunt for spice blooms and deploy your harvester, then protect it from rival factions in fast-paced, deadly combat that shifts seamlessly from armored groundcars to ornithopters in the sky. Plot your rise to power and build your influence within the Landsraad through careful intrigue. 

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