Dune Is Getting An Open-World Multiplayer Survival Game

German developer Nukklear is co-developing a Dune multiplayer survival game, alongside Funcom. 

Nukklear isn’t a particularly prolific company. Its biggest projects so far have been assisting on games like Super Meat Boy Forever. And it also helped out on the Destroy All Humans remake.

Now, Nukklear is developing a Dune game with a focus on multiplayer survival, as announced in in a press release from December 1. It also states that the studio recently received 1.6m euro as part of a German Federal Government Grant. The grant will be partially used to support development and production on the project.

Dune promotional image
Credit: Warner Bros.

Funcom, developers of Conan Exiles , acquired the rights to make a game based on Frank Herbert’s Dune in 2020. According to the press release, the untitled Dune project will take inspiration from Conan Exiles. Tencent’s acquisition of Funcom in 2020 has also allowed the Dune game to greatly expand its scope. And to bring on Nukklear to help complete it.

“We’re grateful to Funcom for bringing us on to help bring Dune to a new audience. We’ve supported and collaborated on many projects over the years, but taking on Dune is by far the biggest yet,” said Kirk Lenke, CEO of Nukklear. Funcom CEO Rui Casais also said that the Dune open-world survival game is an incredibly ambitious project. “Having skilled and reliable partners is a must. With Nukklear we have just that,” said Casais.

The press release contained no other details on the game. So it’s unclear how exactly the game will take shape. And considering Nukklear only recently received the funding from the German government, the game is likely a while away. 

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