Image: Funcom

It was revealed back in December 2021 that a new Dune MMO survival game was in the works and its announcement trailer has been released. Funcom (Conan Exiles) and NUKKLEAR (Destroy All Humans, Everspace) are co-developing Dune: Awakening where players will attempt to survive Arrakis in an open-world setting.

From building shelters to learning how to use the quintessential stillsuit or simply evading those pesky giant man-eating sandworms, players will have a variety of challenges to contend with. All this and, of course, the need to control the spice flow, explore the planet, and evolve your character while setting plans into motion. The developers have not yet provided a release date for Dune: Awakening but it is now listed on Steam.


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

Survive the most dangerous planet in the universe. Build shelters against sandstorms, maintain your stillsuit, and master the old ways to walk even the deepest deserts. Avoid or be devoured by the colossal sandworms that dwell beneath the sands.

Explore the ever-changing face of Arrakis. Walk the ruins of long-forgotten biological testing stations, scavenge the wreckage of fallen spaceships, and wander the dusty halls of abandoned sietches. 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.

Control the spice, control Arrakis. Hunt for spice blooms and deploy your harvester, then protect it from opportunistic raiders and rival factions. Soak the sand in blood as massive battles shift seamlessly from foot to vehicles and from ground to ornithopters in the sky.

Make plans within plans. Make a name for yourself among the inhabitants of Arrakis. Wield intrigue and force to influence the Landsraad and impact the world. Build your own faction through spice harvesting, trade, subterfuge, and open conflict.

Awaken the sleeper. Tailor every aspect of your character. Consume spice to conquer your senses and acquire powerful abilities. Hone your craft to become sought out for the finest creations. Construct your fortress in the style of your choosing. The journey is yours to shape.

Source: Dunegames

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Peter Brosdahl

As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...


  1. I had been kinda excited for this - but looks more like it’s going to be an Exiles reskin, and the Survival PvP genre isn’t my bag.
    Yeah, I share those same concerns and I'm not into PvP stuff either. I would've been much happier with a single-player campaign.

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