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'Dune: Awakening' MMO Announcement Met With Heavy Scepticism By Gamers

'Dune: Awakening' MMO Announcement Met With Heavy Scepticism By Gamers

Dune: Awakening's cinematic trailer didn't go down well with fans.

Yesterday’s Opening Night Live at Gamescom was full of exciting announcements. Dead Island 2 and New Tales From The Borderlands were officially unveiled, plus we got a brand new look at Hogwarts Legacy ahead of the game’s February release. That being said, not all announced titles were met with a warm reception and fans are particularly sceptical about Dune: Awakening.

Check out the announcement trailer for Dune: Awakening below.

Inspired by both Frank Herbert’s Dune novels and Denis Villeneuve’s 2021 film adaptation, Dune: Awakening is set to be an open-world MMO. The game will launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC and is described by developers Funcom as combining the “grittiness and creativity of survival games with the social interactivity of large-scale, persistent multiplayer games.”

Despite the fact that we got a trailer, we’re yet to see any of Dune: Awakening’s gameplay and it’s very easy to get sucked in by a glossy cinematic trailer. In fact, the second it was revealed that Dune: Awakening was an MMO, it immediately lost the interest of many fans.

Over on the r/Games subreddit, sy029 wrote, “Yeah, they lost me when they said MMO,” whilst rBaseballSoCorny added, “I am so, so, so, so sick of these fully CGI trailers. You may as well just reveal the logo of the game and nothing else.” Krak2511 commented, “As someone that almost exclusively plays single-player games, the word MMO has never been so deflating,” with Which-Palpitation describing the MMO reveal as a “kick to the groin.” Yikes. It looks like Dune: Awakening has got some convincing to do.

Featured Image Credit: Funcom

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