Today, Funcom on his blog for investors he has got to know an exclusive association Legendary Studios to develop universe-based games DUNE by Frank Herbert, one of the world’s best known science fiction universes with numerous adaptations for movies, games and other media.
Funcom will launch at least 3 titles from WORLD WORLD, and one of them will be an Open World Multiplayer
The press release talks about a six-year association where it will launch at least three titles for PCs and consoles. We also say that one of the planned games will be an “Open World Multiplayer” that will enter the pre-production phase of the Oslo study of the same Funcom during 2019.
The communication ends by referring to the fact that this association is in line with the company’s strategy of working with strong intellectual property rights, so that two large and well-known different universes – KNOW and KNOW – are available for the company’s games.
“Funcom has a solid history of working with the intellectual property rights to science fiction / fantasy, including our bestsellers Age of Conan and Conan Exiles,” said Funcom CEO Rui Casais. “Many of those who are part of Funcom, including myself, we are big fans of Frank Herbert’s work, and we are fascinated by the opportunity to work with Legendary to bring to life the iconic WORLD WORLD for players all over the world. world.”
It is without a doubt the great news for lovers of this charismatic universe along with the long awaited film adaptation of DUNE as part of Legendary, which will be directed by acclaimed biography director Denis Villeneuve, with a starring role that now includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem. Dune’s new movie is expected to be released in mid-2020 or even 2021.
We hope Funcom will also play after the RTS genre and recover or do something similar to Dune II or Dune 2000 that will soon leave us.