Funcom, the company behind Conan Exiles, said in an investor announcement that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with Legendary Studios to develop games base on Frank Herbert’s Dune series. The seminal book series is considered by many to be one of the best sci-fi stories ever written, spawning movies and games.
The partnership is set to go for six years and covers at least three titles for consoles and PC. Funcom noted that one game being planned is an “open world multiplayer” title that will enter pre-production later this year.
It is currently unknown what the other games will be, but it’s not far-fetched to believe that there might be some sort of tie-in with the upcoming Dune move starring Jason Momoa slated for 2020. Funcom is also partnered with developer Petroglyph on a real-time strategy game called Conan Unconquered. Petroglyph is comprised of former Westwood Studios developers, who was famous for making popular strategy games in the 90s, including Command & Conquer and Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty. Perhaps this relationship could lead to another Dune-themed real-time strategy game.