TGA 2022: Dune: Awakening, a first sandy gameplay trailer for the hyper-varied mechanics of the survival MMO
Franchise Dunes has the coast again, including on the field of video games. Funcom develops a certain Dune: Awakeninga MMOs of survival which had been revealed by a simple cinematic at the last gamescom. The Game Awards 2022 enabled us to discover a first glimpse of gameplay with a trailer of the current pre-alpha release.
On the program, a hero with customizable skills and allegiance, Third-person vehicle and infantry combatshelters to build and resources to collect, for an experience that promises to be complete and dense.
Dune: Awakening combines the realism and creativity of survival games with the social interactivity of large-scale persistent multiplayer games to bring you a unique and challenging open-world survival MMO. Survive the perils of the desert and gradually take control of it over a huge, area-free Arrakis that you will share with thousands of other players.
An open-ended survival MMO
Survive the perils of the desert and gradually take control of it over a huge, area-free Arrakis that you will share with thousands of other players. Dune: Awakening combines the realism and creativity of survival games with the social interactivity of large-scale persistent multiplayer games to bring you a unique and challenging open-world survival MMO.
Wake the Sleeper
Your story begins on Arrakis, when you find yourself alone in the middle of the desert, on the most dangerous planet in the whole universe. Meet characters from the books and movies, discover new allies and enemies, and use the bonds you have forged with the other inhabitants of Dune to unravel the mystery buried in the desert sands.
Choose your identity
Choose your identity and your abilities, thanks to an extremely complete character creation tool and skills that improve as you use them. Assert your allegiance based on what you wear and become known for your deeds, whether you choose to specialize in one lane or, on the contrary, become a multi-talented jack-of-all-trades.
Explore Arrakis like never before
Dune: Awakening brings the epic landscapes of Arrakis to life. Explore deep canyons with multiple caverns, ancient underground ecological laboratories, the vastness of the desert where the dunes follow one another to the horizon, and much more. Visit villages teeming with life before braving the perils of the heart of the desert, a lawless region where bandits seek easy prey.
A constantly changing world
Beyond the Shield Range, the terrible Coriolis storms constantly upset the landscape, sometimes revealing new secrets: deposits of natural resources, spaceships that have crashed there, or old test stations abandoned for centuries. Once the dust settles, the race is on. Explore the new territories thus revealed and monopolize their secrets before the others.
Survive the most dangerous planet in the universe
On Arrakis, water is life. Learn how to find it and make it last as long as possible by using your distills wisely. Choose where to build and develop the shelter that will allow you to survive the relentless sun and terrible sandstorms. And, each time you venture into the desert, carefully measure the risks you take in order to escape the sandworms.
Combine your unit types
Engage in epic third-person combat, whether you’re ambushed by small, determined fighting groups or engaged in massive clashes between armies. Make the best combination of your infantry, your ground vehicles and your flying devices. Use all the weapons at your disposal, ranging from Holtzman’s gadgets to a wide selection of firearms, and make use of the hand-to-hand combat techniques and other abilities taught by the great schools of the Imperium.
Control the spice
Search the desert for spice and harvest what is the universe’s most valuable resource. Team up with other players to venture into the more lush but also more dangerous deep wasteland, or collect what you can by sticking to the safe areas. Sell the spice to get rich, or consume it to increase your potential, at the risk of sinking into addiction.
Found a guild and grow it until it becomes a Minor House by allying yourself with one of the Great Houses. Rise above your rivals and demonstrate your economic dominance by controlling resources. But beware, for power is like the sands of the desert, never stable, and always ready to slip away from under your feet.
Turn your shelter into a fortress
Create your base by choosing each piece from the many distinct styles offered. Find a place where the rock is exposed to the surface to protect your buildings from sandworms and build temporary outposts beyond the Shield.
Craft everything you need
Craft weapons, armor, vehicles, accessories, mods, and more. Constantly perfect your art by obtaining diagrams of great rarity. Achieving an efficient harvesting operation and production chain will allow you to become rich and powerful, but you will also make some formidable enemies along the way.
Dune: Awakening does not yet have a release date, but it will soon be entitled to a beta on PC.