Dune: Spice Wars Reveals Early Access Roadmap

Check out what's being planned.
Check out what's being planned. Shiro Games

It's been a month since Dune: Spice Wars became available on Steam Early Access. Many fans wonder where the game is headed, and it looks like we have an answer. Developer Shiro Games released the early access roadmap of the game.

As expected, a lot of features are coming to the game, but the priority seems to be the multiplayer function. The co-op mode and free-for-all PvP have been revealed to let up to four players to play simultaneously. It's expected to go live through a major update this summer.

Speaking of summer, players can look forward to a new playable faction and a new victory condition. For now, there are four factions which are Atreides, Harkonnen, Fremen, and Smugglers. Nothing has been revealed yet of what the new faction is about, but based on previous Dune games, it can be either House Corrino or House Ordos. Between the two, it's probably Corrino since Ordos isn't really part of the canon.

Later on, there will be advanced units arriving in the game along with new buildings. There are also Councilors, which can serve as special agents or fighting units having unique abilities. No schedule was revealed when these are arriving, but hopefully, within the year.

New Updates

Early this week, Community Update #1 went live. It introduced changes based on the suggestions and player feedback. That means new content in addition to the reworks and bug fixes.

Factions now have 10k hegemony bonuses. In addition, each faction comes with the following:

  • Atreides: Permanent prod bonus upon being elected for a positive resolution.
  • Harkonnen: Can convert captured agents.
  • Smugglers: Can build Underworld Headquarters in enemies’ main bases with new buildings.
  • Fremen: Can build special buildings in allied Sietches.

There are also two new special regions known as White Rift and Acid Lake. Players can also look forward to the new Underworld Headquarters buildings like Workers Guild, Weapon Dealers, and Activist Quarters.

Meanwhile, one interesting rework is the Load and Save game menus now easier to use and allow custom names. Other reworks include:

  • Improved AI recon.
  • Worm riding is cleaner and more fluid.
  • Sandstorm effects.

You can view the complete patch notes here. Get Dune: Spice Wars on Steam Early Access.

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