Awakening Survival MMO gets Pre-Alpha teaser, loads of gameplay details

At The Game Awards 2022, Funcom released the first in-game teaser for the upcoming open-world survival MMO Dune: Awakening, taken from the Pre-Alpha build.

The press release included a fact sheet with a lot of interesting game details about the game.

  • Open world survival MMO
    The rise from survival to domination in Arrakis is vast and smooth shared by thousands of players. Dune: Awakening combines the power and ingenuity of survival games with the social interaction of a large, ongoing multiplayer game to create a unique and ambitious Open World Survival MMO.
  • Awaken the sleeper
    Your journey begins on Arrakis, alone on the deadliest planet in the universe. Follow your story all over the dunes – meet characters from movies and books. Discover new allies and enemies, and harness your connections to uncover the mystery that lies beneath the surface of the sands.
  • Choose your identity
    Create your identity and build your ingenuity, from deep character creation to skills and abilities you develop the more you use them. Declare your loyalty through what you wear and become known by what you do, whether you’re a dedicated master or multi-talented handyman.

Arakis are wide and deadly

  • Discover Arrakis like never before
    Dune: Awakening brings the epic landscapes of Arrakis to vibrant life. Explore deep cave-filled canyons, ancient underground laboratories, endless sand dunes, and beyond. Roam bustling villages before venturing into the lawless and ever-changing deep desert, where bandits look for easy prey.
  • An ever-changing world
    Beyond the shield wall, Coriolis’ massive storms regularly alter the landscape and reveal new secrets, from valuable natural resources to wrecked ships and ancient test stations. When the dust settles, the race begins. Explore the new land and discover the secrets of the sands.
  • Survive on the most dangerous planet in the universe
    In Arrakis, water is life. Learn how to find it and practice water discipline by keeping a pick of where to craft and upgrade your shelter to survive the sun and sandstorms. Weigh every step in the open desert against the threat of sandworms.

A battle for dominance

  • Combine weapons
    Engage in epic 3Research and development First person combat, from deadly ambushes to massive organic combat, with fast-paced interaction between infantry, ground and flying vehicles. Use everything at your disposal, from Holtzman tools to an array of ranged firearms. Expand the limits of human potential with melee techniques and other abilities taught by the Great Schools of Imperium.
  • Spice control
    Search the deserts for huge hits of spice to harvest the most valuable resource in the universe. Gather players to conquer the deep desert or scavenge what you can on the sidelines. Sell ​​spices on the stock exchange or consume them to expand your potential at the cost of addiction.
  • Arrakis control
    Create a Guild and develop it into a House Minor by allying with one of the Great Houses. Rise above your competition and establish economic dominance by controlling valuable resources. Like sand, strength is constantly changing.

path to prosperity

  • From shelter to castle
    Create your base, choosing each building piece from a range of distinct styles. Scavenge for solid rock away from the wandering sandworms and create temporary outposts of your interests outside The Shield Wall.
  • Make your way to the top
    Create weapons, armor, vehicles, accessories, mods and much more. Hone your crafting skills and acquire the rarest blueprints. Creating an efficient harvesting process and production chain to make it big in exchange will give you wealth and power but also powerful enemies.

Funcom promised to cover every aspect of the game in greater detail over the next few months before the beta release. The game will be released on PC (Steam), PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S | X.

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