As it turns out, Dune is seeing so much success in theaters that there’s already a tie-in video game in development. Even better, it’s going to be an open-world survival game. To top it all off, the developers behind the Age of Conan games are working on it.

Dune: The Open World Survival Game?

Untitled Dune game concept art.
Well, the concept art is already a win for me.

Comic Book announced that Funcom (Age of Conan: Unchained, The Longest Journey, The Secret World) and Nukklear Digital Minds (Comanche, Fog & Silver, Everspace 2) have teamed up to develop a Dune tie-in game. Details of the game are scarce so far, since the game was only just announced. So far, the only details we have are from various Twitter sources, who also provided the concept art above.

Sand…Anakin would have something to say about that.

As you can see, the rumors on Twitter state that this unnamed Dune game is going to be an open-world survival game. Unfortunately, that’s about it as far as details go, so you’re going to have to come back later for more. Not only that, but even these details don’t have any official confirmation from the developers in question yet. So take it with a grain of salt for now until we hear otherwise.

Dune: Not the RTS We’re Looking For

Dune II box art.
Ah, they don’t do box art like this anymore.

Fans of old-school games might be a bit disappointed to hear about that open-world survival aspect of this Dune game. Westwood Studios (Command & Conquer) used to do some pretty good Dune RTS games back in the day. Examples include Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty, Dune 2000 (1998 remake of Dune II), and Emperor: Battle for Dune. Dune II, in particular, practically established the basic RTS formula that every traditional RTS game afterward followed.

Dune II screenshot.
This will look familiar to fans of C&C, as well as it should.

As a fan of open-world survival games though, I do like the idea of a Dune game in that genre. As long as it’s a good game, I don’t mind that it’s not an RTS game. Let’s hope Funcom and Nukklear do well on that front.

Source: Comic Book, Twitter