Dune Awakened announced at Gamescom - Dune MMO release date, trailer and more

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When gaming tradeshows roll around, everyone is always awaiting some of the bigger title announcements. But what's even more exciting is seeing announcements for games that we weren't expecting, and that's exactly what we got when Dune Awakened was announced.

Dune is a sci-fi book series that started in the '60s and film from the '80s that got a recent reboot in 2021, and now we have a brand new game that was just announced at Gamescom. While there isn't too much information about the game, we'll you what we do have.


If you're looking for more information about what happened at Gamescom, definitely check out our coverage of Gamescom Opening night. There was a lot that was announced there so it's definitely worth a look!

What is Dune Awakened?

Dune Awakened is an MMO Survival game created by Funcom. It's set in the Dune universe on Arrakis. It's pulling inspiration from both the novels and the 2021 film. As part of the game, you'll be exploring uncharted sectors, and you'll have to build a shelter and harvest resources, similar to something like Rust.

Alongside some information, we have a trailer for the game, which shows one of the most terrifying enemies that you'll have to deal with, giant sand worms. We'd assume that you'll be able to spot these things, but who knows.


When does Dune Awakened release?

At the moment, there isn't any stated release date for Dune Awakened. Considering that this is an MMO, there's a chance that there will be a beta to test out the multiplayer aspects of the game out. As dates do get announced, we'll be sure to bring you that!

That's all that we have for you at this point. There's bound to be more information released in the coming months about the game, so be sure to check back as we'll bring that to you when that information lands!