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Any new Dune content (especially videogames, and please for the PC)?

 

I want to see the rise of the House Ordos with the association of House Ix and the Sardaukar.

The last part about Dune that Iike the most was "Emperor: Battle For Dune".

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Sadly the only new Dune content has been the yearly book they release.

No new games or tv/movies. :(

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On one side, I'm happy their not whoring out the IP. I mean they could turn it into a milking cow like call of duty.

 

And then again, it's to bad it's completely dead right now. I rather they hold back on the movie a while, just because I wouldn't want it to be generic or a money grab essentially.

 

(God knows I'm pissed with the latest Hitman movie)

 

I'd love to see an RPG/RTS - or anything expansive on the universe and other houses.

 

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Perhaps we can be lucky and someone will make something very similar. Sort of like Warcraft and Starcraft being blatant copies of the Warhammer and W40K IP's. But the difference being Blizzard is Actually doing something with them. In a year from now we're getting the Warcraft Movie. Games Workshop has only managed to make the Straight to DVD Ultramarines which was awful.

 

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Well have to do with fan stuff (when there is some)

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This community is just too small. I remember when an indi game developer wanted to remake EBfD. But there was almost no interest. And his crew was waaay to small.

 

There are 2 ingredients needed for something new in the Duniverse.

1. Sufficient skilled manpower to make something.

2. Interest of the community in this.

 

Another example is War of Assassins. I think this is the most recent game work in the Duniverse. They had plenty of interest at one point. But it took very slow to develop since they have other things to do. Eventually players lost interest. And since there is less interest. They are going even slower.

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There are fewer example of the RTS genre around in general, as far as I can see. Is it just less popular, has the demand gone downhill?

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Frankly I have no idea what's happening with the gaming industry these days, except I know about a few upcoming titles like the new Doom and Unreal Tournament, or some roguelikes.

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I find it funny that people think RTS are rapidly in decline. 2 or 3 years ago, we had a topic about this?

 

With a finity in numbers, most RTS start looking like each other. So no need to make a new one. All that remains is balancing existing ones. Because the demand has only gone up. (More and more people, play the same RTS, not different ones)

I have noticed an increase in "profesional" documents and forums on the internet about balancing RTS.

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And what is this one RTS that we're all supposed to enjoy?

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I meant that the number of RTS decrease, but the number of players in total increase. Not that it is just one.

 

There are 2 relative new genre in the RTS that are luring a lot of players:

- MMO, where you play with 32? 64? others on the same map. Really chaotic games. I believe EA games has 1? But it is not my style, so I didn't play it.

- Planetary, where you play with a normal amount of players just like in C&C and War/Starcraft. But each player has an entire planet to start with. Clearly you need to land somewhere and start building a forwarded base. So that you can reinforce your troops on the planet. (Was it called proxy?). One of the first was Planetary Annihilation. But Etherion seems to be the same in a lot of aspects.

- Online purchasing, well, don't look in shops. Just get the RTS from a website. Buy and then download, and there you have it.

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There's a more or less recent RTS project called Annex: Conquer the World which seems to take some heavy inspiration from Westwood Studios' titles. The game is free and open source, and runs on the MegaGlest engine. I guess someone could make a Dune themed modification for that game.

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It kinda looks like a reskinned Emperor anyway, would almost be like putting the art back to how it used to be.

 

MMO RTS sounds... neverending. How are you supposed to take time off for sleep?

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Hardly any sleep. I can know.

Ogame is an MMO RTS, while the graphics are bad and it isn't even a top down strategy. But only numbers and clocks.

I only played it 3 month's but it started to control my life. (I suicided in the game).

You need to plan everything. And hope that you aren't attacked in your offline time.

It is indeed never ending.

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They're still churning out their books? I thought this whole thing came to a stop a while ago.

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Apparently,  Navigators of Dune will be out sometime in Spring 2016.  I'm  hoping we'll find out more about Norma Cenva's transfomation into the Oracle of Time. 

 

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"Not whoring out the IP" indeed. Selling the rights to Disney would be less of a sellout than the indignities visited upon the Dune franchise.

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NAVIGATORS-OF-DUNE-F65228C-201x300.jpg

I really laughed a bit a this. Seriously. Are they going to write an X of Dune book about anything that is remotely possible to fit into this naming pattern? Like, Futars of Dune? Honoured Matres of Dune? Smugglers of Dune? Water-peddlers of Dune? Sardaukar Troopers in Harkonnen Livery of Dune?

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