There’s a little nugget of interest in Funcom’s traditional holiday letter to fans and press this week, at least if you’re waiting impatiently for the DUNE game whose development was expedited by the Tencent takeover earlier this year. Apparently, Funcom’s actually expanded the game’s scope this year.
“[T]here is also our upcoming Dune survival game,” CEO Rui Casais says. “It was already an ambitious project when we first announced it last year, but the scope has expanded further during pre-production. With Tencent now backing us, we are emboldened to drive forward our ambition in the multiplayer survival genre and increase the quality and scope of this game. This is the major reason for why we’ve added people to our workforce this year and for why are actively looking to expand much further in the coming year, with more than 50 positions currently open worldwide and more to come in 2021.”
Yesterday, the company bumped off the launch of Conan Chop Chop as well, promising that it will truly launch in early 2021. Conan Exiles’ Isle of Siptah and “sizeable updates” for Age of Conan and Secret World Legends are briefly mentioned in the address.