The reveal of Dune: Spice Wars was an surprising deal with throughout The Recreation Awards 2021. The upcoming sport reunites the long-running (and newly related) sci-fi property with the style it helped popularize: 4x technique. Followers have patiently waited for extra particulars in regards to the sport and obtained their want because of a developer FAQ on the sport’s Steam web page.
Developer Shiro Video games answered some widespread questions in regards to the title. It clarifies that Spice Wars is a mixture of 4x and real-time technique components that features, amongst different issues, base-building. The sport has been developed from the bottom up, that means it gained’t function any components from Shiro’s earlier technique sport, Northgard. Maps will even be procedurally generated and sport quite a lot of distinctive traits gamers can tinker with.
Shiro Video games beforehand introduced two playable factions: Home Harkonnen and Home Atreides. It plans to have two extra factions at launch and a fifth home throughout Early Entry. Shiro desires to stay devoted to the guide collection at the start, stating that homes that appeared in prior Dune video games however not within the supply supplies, resembling Home Ordos, aren’t assured to return in Spice Wars.
Different nuggets embrace affirmation of multiplayer and plans so as to add a marketing campaign in some unspecified time in the future in Early Entry. Shiro can also be open to the thought of including mod assist relying on the extent of demand.
Dune: Spice Wars is slated to launch in PC Early Entry someday this yr, however Shiro will likely be eyeing different platforms after launch, so don’t rule out an eventual console launch.
Make sure to go to the full FAQ to see in case your burning questions have been addressed. In the event that they haven’t, don’t despair. Shiro Plans to supply further gameplay updates all through the approaching months.