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Funcom to Create at Least 3 Games in the DUNE Universe Including an Open World Multiplayer Game - M



  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 8,914
      Ive known this for quite some time , they have 3 other projects also in the works .. Very exciting time for FCMKF , like I said last year they have turned a corner , the future looks bright for them
  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Member RarePosts: 3,314
    Dunenite incoming.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • etlaretlar Member UncommonPosts: 855
    Funcom has, to my knowledge atleast, never closed an mmo down, they keep their games Running, and supported. And as mentioned, they are not too scared of doing things different. I for One, am pleased funcom is making dune games, i can hardly Think of a company Better suited to bringing to life that Setting. One han argue the succes of age of conan and the secret World, but they stayed Really true to the lore and settings, of the 2 great authors of their time. I am excited.
  • blastermasterblastermaster Member UncommonPosts: 259
    edited February 2019
    I don't have anything against Funcom. In fact, I always liked the feeling/mood of their games and the way they brought some new and interesting ideas/implementation.
    ex.: Stats/Skill system in AO was very nice. "Finishing" moves in AoC were a nice touch that never got old.. and investigation missions in TSW were just awsome (when you did'nt spoil them with walkthroughs that is..).

    Anyways, I just hope they won't play it safe and just go for yet another survival game...
    There is so much potential with this license.. (at the same time, expectations will need to be toned down a bit.. cause with such a big name.. we are bound for disapointment sadly).

    Anyways, looks like we'll revisit the Dune Universe in the years to come (new movie, new games...), and that's great news!

  • LeFantomeLeFantome Member RarePosts: 692
    SBFord said:
    Well this is exciting! :)

    Funcom.. they never made any fun game. 

  • boris20boris20 Member RarePosts: 404
    doubtful we see a full MMO, or survival genre. 
    Why would they compete with their already existing survival game, exiles?
    And I do not see them wanting to risk an MMO at the moment. 

    I do welcome a solid RPG experience, in form of a co-op or single player. 
  • TamanousTamanous Member RarePosts: 3,026
    They said:

    “Open World Multiplayer” genre

    Notice the lack of the word "Massive". This is on purpose.
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  • laseritlaserit Member LegendaryPosts: 7,591
    Iselin said:
    Hopefully more than just a Dune-themed survival or looter-shooter. The Dune universe deserves a full-on MMO... although I have to say, I did enjoy the Dune RTS games back when RTS was a brand new thing.
    Amiga days 

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  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Member RarePosts: 3,476
    Funcom is like a bad poll dancer, sometimes its not the poll.
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  • ForgrimmForgrimm Member EpicPosts: 3,059
    I've been dreaming of an Anarchy Online 2 for a long time.  But they'll never do it.  I forgot to stay on topic I just loved Anarchy Online.
    They're releasing an AO progression server.
  • ElsaboltsElsabolts Member RarePosts: 3,476
    Dear Diary,

    After being stationed in the desert for 3 years, and having my only overseas deployment end up in a desert land, I can hardly stand playing video games set in a desert environment at all.

    I just can't do it.

    It's a weird thing I guess, but I need to see greenery and mountains and water, and lively things. It doesn't matter that it may all conspire to kill me, as long as there's green, water, and life. Or maybe at least one zone I can retreat to occasionally for a break from it. It can't all be bleak, barren, and lifeless.
    Naval carrier duty can cure your problem of airad climates.

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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 32,086
    I'm sure it will be fine.
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  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,855
    OK, now you have my attention
  • ChildoftheShadowsChildoftheShadows Member EpicPosts: 2,193
    Funcom does some good stuff. The combat in Age of Conan was by far the best non twitch based combat I’ve ever played. 
  • mallettjtmallettjt Member UncommonPosts: 102

    Hope we get a full fledged mmorpg.

    And a strategy game.

    And a single player or small group RPG

    Honestly I wish funcom would do a warhammer fantasy mmo.
  • LimnicLimnic Member RarePosts: 1,116
    Funcom is one of those companies that I don't perceive to have the best technical skill, nor the best ideas in how to implement things, but they do try different things and are quite capable at establishing the mood for a game.

    Will be interesting to see what they pull off.
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  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 18,719
    laserit said:
    Iselin said:
    Hopefully more than just a Dune-themed survival or looter-shooter. The Dune universe deserves a full-on MMO... although I have to say, I did enjoy the Dune RTS games back when RTS was a brand new thing.
    Amiga days 
    Atari ST for me but yeah.
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  • CoolitCoolit Member UncommonPosts: 661
    Let the spice Flow..!

    Exciting stuff, I always loved the Dune universe and appreciate the fact Funcom seem to always get interesting IP's to work with. Weirding way combat, yes please!
  • RemyVorenderRemyVorender Member RarePosts: 3,991
    edited February 2019
    I look forward to enjoying some/all of these upcoming games, after their inevitable dumpster-fire launches. Or....OR, maybe Funcom will have finally learned from previous launches.

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  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Member EpicPosts: 3,967
    All I can remember is The Secret World launch, and how the character models and animation looked and I quietly weep in the corner thinking of all the things that can go wrong with Funcom at the helm of Dune.

    I really hope it's an MMORPG with great community wide story at the least and relevant atmosphere. No more "chosen one" MMOs. I won't dare expect any kind of decent combat.
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  • DeathtognomesDeathtognomes Member UncommonPosts: 155
    Not really sure what the goal of the game might be, but my crystal ball says there will be 2 factions, the Empire and everyone else and no one will have a light-sabre despite having jedi-like powers.
  • DrunkWolfDrunkWolf Member RarePosts: 1,701
    edited February 2019
    lets see, 3 games.

    1. early access survival open world/ conan exiles reskined.

    2. battle royale

    3. mobile game
  • LeFantomeLeFantome Member RarePosts: 692

    It seems to me if you're a fan of source material, Funcom is a best case scenario. One of the few companies who atleast attempt to match the tone of a setting and keep things semi-canon.

    To all the people commenting negatively against Funcom, who would be your better choice?

    CD PROJEKT RED . They have a pretty good resume.
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  • GroqstrongGroqstrong Member RarePosts: 817
    I would love to see a new Dune RTS. I remember the original i played the hell out of it.
  • BrotherMaynardBrotherMaynard Member RarePosts: 573
    After Age of Conan and TSW, I very much doubt Funcom will ever be in a mood for a full MMO. Some kind of light version - survival, or something like Destiny - sure, why not? But a full-blown MMO? No way Funcom will go that way - they barely survived their last attempt.
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