Jessica doesn't give birth to Paul? Rabban crushes the Fremen? Paul fails the Gom Jabbar? Paul is killed by the Hunter-Seeker? Duke Leto escapes Baron Harkonnen? Emperor Corrino is usurped by Baron Harkonnen and the landsraad?Interesting choice.
Survival MMO Dune: Awakening takes place in an 'alternate' timelineDune: Awakening is set in the year 10199 AG, Bylos said, which is about eight years after the events of 2021’s Dune film. But in the MMO, those events won’t play out quite the same way people familiar with the books or films will remember them.
“It’s similar to the books, but we’ve gone with an alternate history, like a ‘what-if’, if you want,” Bylos said. “We worked closely with the Herbert [family] and Legendary [Pictures], and we found a point, a single point, the single pebble that starts a landslide.”
This point, said Bylos, represents “where if just this one thing was different in the universe then it would change a lot of what comes after, and change it in a way that makes for more of a virtual world kind of experience, where players can see all the familiar things that they’d expect to see.”
Bylos unfortunately wouldn’t tell me specifically what that ‘pebble’ of story was (“I’m not allowed to talk about that yet,” he said) or how changing it would result in an alternative timeline. But this change is meant to allow players in Dune: Awakening to interact with characters from the books they otherwise wouldn’t be able to because “a lot of major characters die” early on in the story.
“If you’ve seen the first movie, you can expect many of those characters to exist in the story of the game,” Bylos said. “I could give an example that’s very clear: Duke Leto is still alive. You can meet Duke Leto.”
I enjoyed Conan Exiles way more than I expected.
Paul fails the Gom Jabbar would be my bet