The first gameplay footage of the upcoming strategy game Dune: Spice Wars has been released.

A CGI trailer and some in-game screenshots had already been released earlier. The video shows the franchise’s well-known gritty world, Arrakis., units and the user interface are shown. Combat also passes quickly.

Since the game is being developed by Shiro Games, elements of its other rts , Northgard, seem to be carried over. In this way, areas on the planet are explored and taken over and the boundaries of the map are constantly expanding.

Dune: Spice Wars is set to launch on Steam Early Access sometime this spring. Publisher Funcom is also working on an open world survival game based on the Dune franchise. The Dutch studio Abstraction is collaborating on that game.