As Dune: Spice Wars continues to march towards its full release out of Early Access in 2023, Shiro Games and Funcom are ready to share more with players about what is upcoming for the 4X real-time strategy hybrid experience following the Air & Sand update.
Dune: Spice Wars‘ Immediate Future
With valuable feedback from the players, the team has planned for a ton of ways to improve and expand upon what is currently being offered in Dune: Spice Wars. The developers are in overdrive working on new systems, content and additions that will come to the game over the next few months.
Some of the more immediate focus right now include:
- Updating and improving the counsellors
- Introducing new military gear
- Map generation improvements
- End game stats
- Tutorial missions
- New skills/abilities for military units
- Development improvements
- New discoveries
- Victory condition rework/overhaul
All of this, as well as a ton of other fixes and improvements, are already in the works. Shiro Games will be sharing more information when these items are closer to being launched for Dune: Spice Wars.
What’s Coming Next
Early next year, the team will be releasing a Community Update containing a lot of what has been detailed above, alongside some other fixes, minor improvements and community requests.
Following an outpour of requests from the players for a campaign/story mode since launch, Shiro Games has also made adjustments to the roadmap slightly and shifted the focus to developing Conquest Mode as the next major update instead. In order to ensure that this mode is made right and meets the expectations of the players, the release of the Heroes of Dune update will be pushed back so that full attention can be given to the development of Conquest Mode in Dune: Spice Wars.
After Conquest Mode launches, work will continue on the Heroes of Dune update, which will be released at a later date.
At this stage, the team has a lot of ideas and things in the early stages of production that they would like to bring to Dune: Spice Wars over the course of development, some of which will come to the game before the full release and some will be added further down the line.
Spectator modes, UI Scaling, expanded accessibility options, co-op, modding options, map options and relics are just some of the ideas being thrown around seriously or being worked on at the moment. Expect to see more news on all of these additions later, so keep an eye out for updates!