Press release

Dune: Spice Wars Releases Out of Early Access With Major Update!

The 1.0 update adds House Ecaz, the game’s sixth faction, along with a wealth of improvements, additions, and balancing.

Oslo, Norway – September 14, 2023 – Developer Shiro Games and publisher Funcom are thrilled to announce the full release of Dune: Spice Wars, the 4X strategy game played in real time, where the grand odyssey to planetary domination can reach its epic conclusion in a single sitting. A massive update accompanies the release, adding a sixth playable faction, House Ecaz, and a long list of additional content and improvements.

The full release brings the sixth major update since Dune: Spice Wars entered Early Access, not counting several additional community updates specifically addressing player feedback. In this time, the game has exploded in size, acquiring multiplayer, Conquest Mode, House Corrino, new buildings, military, air units, regions, tutorials, quality of life additions, and so much more.
House Ecaz is a new playable faction with its own unique strengths, leveraging their mastery of art and a special approach to expanding their influence across Arrakis. With a highly trained and proud military, they are a mighty opponent on a deadly planet already teeming with the greatest powers in the universe.

Throughout Early Access, community feedback has been a key component to the development of Dune: Spice Wars. The launch update addresses several community requests, bringing improvements to Manpower, Water and Supply, Assassinations, Sietches, and Storms.

Nicolas Cannasse, CEO of Shiro Games, says: “After over three years of work we are thrilled at the opportunity to invite players to join us on Arrakis as Dune: Spice Wars launches into 1.0. Many here at Shiro Games have spent countless hours immersed in this world, be it through the books, board games, movies, or any of the other adaptations. We are very proud to have worked on this iconic series, and hope that our players enjoy their time on Arrakis!”

Dune: Spice Wars provides countless paths to power. Balance intrigue, warfare, politics, industry, and subterfuge as you fight to rise above rival houses and dominate the spice on Arrakis. Dune: Spice Wars is available right now on PC, for 34.99$/34.99€.

Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC and consoles. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Titles include ‘Conan Exiles‘, ‘Secret World Legends, ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’, ‘The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online', 'The Park', and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'.

Shiro Games is an independent video game development studio based in Bordeaux, France. The team is made of talented and passionate developers who strive for excellence and are brave enough to make bold decisions on a daily basis. Titles include ‘Evoland’, ‘Evoland 2’, and the critically acclaimed RTS ‘Northgard’.