Dune: Spice Wars Now on Steam Early Access

Can you control the spice?
Can you control the spice? Funcom

Dune: Spice Wars is finally available on Steam Early Access. This is the first time in 20 years that players once again set foot on Dune in a video game. Since it was first announced back in December during The Game Awards 2021, it has been at the top of the Steam wishlists chart.

Based on the sci-fi masterpiece of Frank Herbert, it offers a combination of real-time strategy and 4X elements. Unlike the previous games in the franchise, this one has four factions fighting against each other on Arrakis. After all, whoever controls the spice, controls the universe.

The game is all about finding the balance between military power, infiltration, political influence, and resource production. Players can choose among the factions of Atreides, Harkonnen, Smugglers, or Fremen. Each one has its own unique strengths and weaknesses.

In a statement, Shiro Games CEO Sebastien Vidal revealed that there were a lot of Dune fans in the studio and the excitement he felt working with this universe is real. He added that they’re excited to put the game into the hands of the players.

Features of the Early Access version include:

  • Forge Your Own Path
    • Choose between subterfuge, political influence, economic supremacy, and open warfare to control the spice.
    • Use secretive agents to sabotage opponents or vote on political resolutions in the Landsraad to further the strategy.
  • ​4X in Real-Time
    • Explore the planet using ornithopters and discover resources, villages, and points of interest.
    • Don't forget to expand the number of troops and take control of more regions.
    • Exploit the resources through buildings and spice harvesters to dominate the economy.
    • Exterminate enemies using a strong military but beware as outright aggression can have high political repercussions.
  • Early Access
    • The game is going to be updated and expanded during Early Access based on the feedback of the players.

Here are the system requirements for PC:

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows 10 and Windows 11
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1050 or AMD equivalent
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Recommended
    • OS: Windows 10 and Windows 11
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 2.8 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1080 or AMD equivalent
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

Get Dune: Spice Wars on Steam Early Access here.

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