It has been more than a year and a half since Shiro Games and Funcom launched Dune: Spice Wars into Early Access. Following a constant stream of new content, updates, fixes, reworks, and more, the team is ready to unleash players onto the planet of Arrakis in its full glory with the 1.0 release.
“The last year and a half has seen multiple updates release, adding tons of content, improvements and more, largely built on the suggestions and feedback of our players. So thank you to everyone who has supported us and helped us build Dune: Spice Wars into what it is today over the course of the Early Access period. We literally couldn’t have done it without you,” shared Shiro Games.
Players jumping in for the first time will find an experience that has been refined throughout the entire Early Access period, and there are a ton of changes to check out for players who have been with the game since the beginning.
For starters, the new faction that is House Ecaz is now part of the fight for Arrakis in Dune: Spice Wars, bringing a sense of nobility and the love of art onto the desert planet. Players can also choose to play as House Ecaz in the Conquest mode, which is being bolstered with four new missions, along with rebalancing and reworks for missions, gameplay flow, and resources.
The development tree for all the factions has also been given a fresh coat of paint from the ground up, allowing players to better chart their course for the future without feeling the need to rush at the later tiers. As for boots on the ground, units will no longer have manpower upkeeps, and basic non-mechanical units no longer cost Solari in Dune: Spice Wars. On the other hand, healing non-mechanical units and mechanical units will require Manpower and Solari respectively.
In addition, the team has reworked other aspects of the experience, including water and supply, assassination, the Sietch, and more for the various factions. Be sure to check out the full patch notes for all the pertinent details.
“We really hope you enjoy the 1.0 version of Dune: Spice Wars, it’s been an amazing year and a half for us working alongside you all in Early Access and we are incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished with the game and excited to continue the journey well beyond the 1.0 update. Heroes of Dune is currently in the works, alongside a ton of other ideas and plans floating around, so stay tuned for news and updates on what the future holds for Dune: Spice Wars,” added Shiro Games.