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Dune: Spice Wars is bringing its sci-fi strategy to PC Game Pass

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Xbox has announced that 2021’s strategy sim Dune: Spice Wars is headed to the PC Game Pass service — Shiro Games’ take on Frank Herbert’s iconic literary universe is currently available on PC via Steam Early Access, but should be made available to the paid subscription service in the very near future.

Dune: Spice Wars is a 4X real-time strategy set against the arid and isolated backdrop over the fictional planet Arrakis. Taking up control of one of many factions from the Dune universe, players compete for control of the planet and its lucrative “spice” reserve — a plant that forms the root of incredible powers, from extended human life to interstellar travel. Guide troops, establish refineries, balance resources, and deal with your fellow spice fielders by fair means… or foul.

Announced and released in the aftermath of Denis Villeneuve’s epic live-action movie, Dune: Spice Wars returns the series to its strategic gameplay roots, as popularized by the extremely popular and genre-defining PC/Amiga release Dune II: Battle for Arrakis (1992). The new game received a major update this past summer, adding dedicated multiplayer servers, peer-to-peer support, new regions, events, and factions.

Heartbreakingly, There’s no sign of Kyle Maclachlan, Batista, or Rebecca Ferguson, but Dune: Spice Wars still looks like a very fine time for ruthless, intergalactic entrepreneurs everywhere.


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