It doesn’t seem like the Dune franchise is attractive for large game developers. It remains a question why as the series remains incredibly popular among the players. That was probably the reason why the Battle for Dune: War of Assassins was announced.
If we take a journey into the gaming history, we will discover that it was the Dune games that brought popularity to the RTS genre on PC. However, it seems that only indie developers are interested in the IP at the moment, which is a huge shame. After all, if anyone can make a good game, it’s the aspiring and ambitious developers that are fans of the franchise themselves.
You could guess the plot of the War of Assassins, and the chances are you would be right. If you read the books carefully, you will remember that Frank Herbert often mentioned this war, and it shaped many battle tactics, behaviours, and cultures we have noticed in the universe of Dune. The Houses of Dune are still at war, and you will now get the chance to be a part of it in a tactical shooter game.
Inspiration Comes From a Classic
According to Game Watcher, C&C: Renegade partially served as inspiration for the Battle for Dune. The game is still in development, and there is no exact release date, but we should expect it during 2019. It is, however, absolutely clear that the game will be free to download and play, which is great.
Once the game launches, we will get to enjoy some interesting modes, such as the Horde. According to the development blog, you will have an opportunity to assume the role of Emperor Worm as he sets on a destruction path.
Battle for Dune: War of Assassins will feature Caladan, Draconis 4, Gidei Prime, and Arrakis, as well as weapons, units, and vehicles that may be familiar.
It is interesting to mention that the W3D engine is used to develop the game. If you visit the official website of the release, you will find some other titles that utilize this engine.