Dune: Spice Wars, the real-time 4X strategy game from developer Shiro Games, has finally left early access. The full version is now available on PC and brings a number of new changes and additions to the early access version. The game is based on the popular sci-fi IP, Dune, which is currently being adapted into a big-budget two-part epic by Hollywood.
The full 1.0 launch of Dune: Spice Wars delivers a pretty substantial update that includes a size increase, multiplayer, House Corrino, new buildings, military, air units, regions, tutorials, quality of life additions, Conquest Mode and much more. A new playable faction in the form of House Ecaz has also been added with its own unique strengths.
The official description for Dune: Spice Wars provided by Steam reads:
“Lead your faction and battle for control and dominance over the harsh desert planet of Arrakis. Spice is the most valuable resource in the universe. The spice extends life, expands consciousness, and makes interstellar travel possible. Found only on Arrakis, it is sought by the most influential forces in the Imperium… Scan the landscape for wormsign or risk losing your troops and spice harvesters to colossal sandworms who will burst through the dunes to devour them whole. Crush your opponents in combat, best them through political intrigue, and undermine them with your network of illusive spies.”
In Dune-related news, the Dune: Part Two movie was delayed to 2024 amidst the ongoing actors and writers strikes in Hollywood. It was originally scheduled to release later this year but fans will have to wait a little while longer until the strikes can reach a resolution. HBO is also developing its own Dune TV show but lost its director and lead actress earlier this year, so it’s unknown what the state of the show is at this point.
Dune: Spice Wars is now available on PC. Check out the latest trailer below: