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Funcom DUNE games.

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by fizzelopeguss, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. fizzelopeguss Arcane

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    https://wccftech.com/funcom-develop-games-dune-universe/

    https://investors.funcom.com/funcom...ndary-studios-for-games-in-the-dune-universe/

    A gay survival/battle royale game? New RTS if the Conan game does well?
    Or perhaps that single player RPG that bylam has been desperate to make for donkeys years?
     
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  2. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    RTS from Petroglyph is a no-brainer.
     
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  3. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Hmmm, I wonder if Funcom could get the moron license holders to put Dune 2 and the other old Dune games on GOG.

    "We'd like these classic titles to be available to the public again to help promote our new games."

    bylam Make it happen
     
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  4. bylam Funcom Developer

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    I wonder...
    The Petroglyph guys doing Conan Unconquered are also, naturally, the Dune 2 guys (former Westwood). I guess it depends where the rights are and how complicated it is (and whether Legendary see the value in chasing it down).

    As for the games - too early to say anything more than what has been said. I'll probably be splitting my time between DUNE pre-production and the current Conan single-player (not an RPG sorry), so I'll see what I can share when I can.
     
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  5. lukaszek the determinator

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    according to gog they tracked that family members hold license and they were not interested in money, just wanted for old & dead stuff to stay dead. With gog message/angle being about availability, im not sure what would be the angle to change owners mind.

    family
     
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  6. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    I'm aware of that. My thinking is that when a publisher making an actual new game gets involved they might be persuaded otherwise.
     
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  7. lukaszek the determinator

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    maybe, who am i to know.
    This whole story is weird, feels like another sapkowski story of not believing in games... Except in here owner doesnt care about money.
    In my limited mind new game wouldnt change reasoning behind not releasing on gog in past. I guess if they end up re releasing stuff it would be because of smooth talking of native gigolo speaker paid by publisher, as opposed to slavic broken english.
     
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    Send an email to Frank Herbert's son. Ask him what the go is.
     
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  10. Curious_Tongue Larpfest Patron

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  11. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    After all the MMOs and online games, any kind of single player game is a godsent from you guys.
     
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  12. vortex Fabulous Optimist

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    But why MMO? Please make single player RPG Dune game.
     
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  13. bylam Funcom Developer

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    Remember it is at *least* three games according to the press release. We're likely not to make 3 Dune Open world MP games (Don't conflate that with MMO, btw)

    A lot of room under that blanket of MP Open World - from a co-op skyrim type game to a Mount and Blade style game to a more traditional MMO or survival game. There is a lot of room for discussion and it really is the kind of thing we hammer out in pre-production.
     
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  14. MadMaxHellfire Arcane

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    a dune mmo could work as a star wars galaxies remake: a very social and crafting oriented game with the "hidden path to kwisatz haderach" system. with no fucking cubes.
     
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  15. fizzelopeguss Arcane

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    BRB, drinking still suit survival piss in my early access game.
     
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    Can't wait for the crafting open world survival Dune with wacky weapons, as well as the Battle Royale mode. :roll:
     
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    Dunes? Must have a cold.......

     
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  18. Great Deceiver Arcane

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    Since it's [current year], every single player would be the Kwisatz Haderach, therefore it would be impossible to become the Kwisatz Haderach.

    There's no way they're making an MMO. It's gonna be a low effort survival pastiche with Fremen tribes vs. Harkonnen or some shit.
     
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    the point is not being THE kwisatz haderach. there's plenty of space for any count fenrings. also it fits the fremen culture with preachers and prophets aplenty and tribes at each other's throats. the aim of the pvp is to be THE kwisatz haderach among all the false prophets. after all, who really is it? paul? leto? miles?
    low effort? other than the issue of traveling i had all the details ironed out in a matter of 3 minutes, everything doable with 20 years old technology and knowledge.
     
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  20. lukaszek the determinator

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    send dunes
     
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  21. cvv Arcane Patron

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    What I'd love to see from you guys is something truly original. Just as much as the first Dune by Cryo was. Something buckling genres and blowing minds. Your kind of creativity coupled with the awesome Herbert's world...that'd be something this day and age sorely needs.
     
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    Grand strategy focusing on noble houses vying for power across the known universe but not on Arrakis itself. The shit the early part of the first novel was about, sending raiding parties at Harkonnen spice silos on Giedi Prime, buying the services of Facedancers. Arranging marriages, gaining the favour of the emperor, guild, bene gesserit and other important factions. Bribing or otherwise manipulating the actions of the Landsraad so that it acts in your favour.

    After GoT and CK2 there should be quite an audience for this kind of game even if the titular desert planet is just part of the backstory but not the focus. The politics were one of the best parts of Dune and this layer is very underused.
     
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  23. HarveyBirdman Savant

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    Dune is perpetually doomed to piss-poor adaptations. It's a curse at this point. The game could have an all-star dev team and unlimited budget, and would still probably end up with quality like this:

     
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  24. Agame Liturgist Patron

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    Yep, Paradox already dropped the ball and shat the bed by making their space game a generic POS 4X, but it doesnt take a genius to see that CK2 in space WITH official Dune license would be amAAAzing!!

    Of course the odds of getting anything like this from Funcom are low/non-existent...
     
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  25. taxalot Gone forever. Patron

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    Remake the Cryo game. Put a realtime 3D engine for the first person view and rework the puzzles, dialogs, everything. Enhance the strategy component of the game. That's all you need to do.
     
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