French studio Shiro Games is working on Dune: Spice Wars. It is a real-time strategy game set in the world of sand dunes. The game should be playable as an Early Access game next year.
Sand Dunes Pictures: Spice WarsI It shows the sandy surface of the planet Arakis with different air and terrestrial units. The goal is to take over the planet and stock of spices using violence, politics, espionage and economics, according to developer Shiro Games.
The French studio has been working on the game for two years and wants it as an early access title in 2022 fetch. The studio expects the game to be available as such for nine to 12 months before the full game is released. During that time, the developers added multiplayer and campaign support, among other things.
According to the company, Dune: Spice Wars combines rts elements, grand strategy and “4X”. The term 4X refers to a combination of Explore, expand, exploit employment extermination. Four playable factions in the game.
Shiro Games is known for its Viking rts Northgard. It’s not the first RTS game in the dune world. The most famous of these is Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty, released by Westwood Studios in 1992 and seen as the blueprint for sequential RTS games, with all the core elements that distinguish the genre.
Tencent’s Funcom also makes games based on the Dune franchise. in 2019 The company announced They will make at least three games on the dunes.