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Essays 20 January 2023, 17:28

author: Darius Matusiak

Dark Horses and Unexpected Video Game Hits Coming in 2023

Diablo 4, Starfield – these will be the big hits of 2023. But the world of games is not only triple-A certainties. These less hyped titles can sometimes turn out to be great. So, here's a list of those less obvious, potential smash hits of 2023.

Dune Awakening

Dune Awakening, Funcom, 2023

  1. Release date: 2023
  2. Genre: MMO/survival
  3. Developer: Funcom
  4. Platforms: PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S

What will Dune Awakening be about?

Recently, Dune returned in the form of an RTS, which – after all – was a return to the roots. But this is not the end of reminding players about the famous universe from Frank Herbert's books. The next announced entry, Dune Awakening, is set to be an MMO where loads of people will fight each other for spice on the planet Arrakis. The game is also supposed to contain elements of survival. It will be important to take care of water supplies, build camps and – of course – avoid the infamous sandworms.

Why is it worth the wait?

Interest in Dune increased significantly after the premiere of the acclaimed movie by Denis Villeneuve. The sequel to this work is due out in November 2023, so Dune will definitely be in the spotlight again. A game from this universe will allow you to either get into the atmosphere before the screening, continue your adventure in the world of Arrakis – or both – especially if you're one of the biggest Dune fans. Besides, there are never enough good MMOs. And this game is being developed by true veterans, because the Funcom studio has been operating since the 90s, and released such games as Anarchy Online, Age of Conan and Conan Exiles. There's a good chance they'll create something really noteworthy.

  1. Dune Awakening in our encyclopedia

Darius Matusiak

Darius Matusiak

A wannabe fighter pilot, racing driver, and a spec-op; an adventurer and a space marine – hence, a gamer. I’ve been playing games since Wing Commander, and writing since Destiny.

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