Survival-oriented sci-fi MMO Dune: Awakening has obtained a brand new preview within the type of a 13-minute interview.
Along with developer commentary, the brand new Dune: Awakening preview additionally contains footage from the sport’s alpha construct, which boasts some very spectacular views which put even the announcement trailer to disgrace.
As a part of the E3 2023 festivities, the oldsters at PC Gamer uploaded the interview to their YouTube channel. Judging by the interview, the MMO veterans at Funcom have some lofty ambitions for Dune: Awakening, and are dedicated to delivering a survival recreation the place you should “cling to life.”
Within the custom of Frank Herbert’s highly-influential sci-fi novel Dune, upon which the sport is predicated, the MMO seeks to pit rival factions towards each other in a battle to manage Spice – a significant useful resource discovered solely on the desert planet of Arrakis. In Dune: Awakening gangs of rival Spice hunters will conflict, either side using sci-fi weaponry and autos whereas doing their greatest to keep away from the planet’s lethal large sandworms.
These rival factions are set to encompass gamers, forming rival teams in a fashion paying homage to the internecine struggles present in EVE On-line.
Nevertheless, the sport is not nearly high-concept skirmishes. The builders stress the significance of the “management section” the place gamers handle their commerce empires, doing their greatest to “cling to energy” as they determine precisely how the Spice their gang has captured can be greatest used.
The builders additionally make it clear that PvP is not simply restricted to the overworld. “Are you able to belief your second in command?”, asks one Funcom dev, clearly doing his greatest to plant seeds of treachery lengthy prematurely of the sport’s launch.
As harmful as different gamers is perhaps, nonetheless, “planet Arakkis is the best protagonist there’s,” threatening gamers with brutal sandstorms and untenably harsh situations (along with the aforementioned large sandworms).
Optimistically, Dune: Awakening will be a part of our roster of the most effective MMOs on the market, perhaps snagging a spot amongst the most effective survival video games, too, ought to Funcom be capable of meet their daring ambitions for the title.