Funcom to Create at Least 3 Games in the DUNE Universe Including an Open World Multiplayer Game
If you're a fan of the DUNE universe, we've got big news for you: Funcom and Legendary Studios have teamed up to create games set in the DUNE universe. This is a six-year partnership and will include at least three games for both PC and console platforms. One game is going to be an open world multiplayer game that will be starting production this year.
Entering into this partnership is in line with the company’s strategy of working with strong Intellectual Properties, allowing for two different vast and well known universes – CONAN and DUNE – to be available for the Company’s games.
DUNE is one of the most beloved sci-fi series by Frank Herbert and that has been seen in numerous films, games, and more.
The announcement comes as Legendary gears up for its already highly anticipated film adaptation of DUNE, directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, and featuring an all-star cast that now includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.
Development will begin in Funcom’s Oslo studio later this year.
“Funcom has a strong history of working with beloved sci-fi/fantasy intellectual properties including our bestsellers Age of Conan and Conan Exiles,” said Funcom CEO, Rui Casais. “So many of us at Funcom, myself included, are huge fans of Frank Herbert’s work and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate withLegendary to bring the iconic DUNE universe to life for gamers all over the globe.”