German developer Nukklear has announced that it is partnering with developer Funcom on its upcoming Dune multiplayer survival game, taking on a co-development role.
Nukklear was recently awarded a government grant fo 1.6 million euros by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, which "will be used to support in part NUKKLEAR’s development and production work on this project."
The German developer has previously provided support work on games such as Destroy All Humans! and Everspace, while also being involved in developing the recent THQ Nordic-published Comanche reboot.
"We’re grateful to Funcom for bringing us on to help bring Dune to a new audience. We’ve supported and collaborated on many projects over the years, but taking on Dune is by far the biggest yet," said Kirk Lenke, Nukklear CEO.
"As the Dune open-world survival game is the most ambitious project we’ve ever undertaken at Funcom, having skilled and reliable partners is an absolute must. With NUKKLEAR we have just that. We’ve benefited particularly from their expertise in vehicular-based gameplay, but I know them as highly skilled and creative game developers in general," added Rui Casais, Funcom CEO.
Earlier in June, Funcom acquired developer The Outsiders and announced plans to open a new studio in Bucharest, Romania, in an effort to add more resources to its Dune multiplayer survival game.
The developer has yet to share specific details about the title up until this point, but we do know that it is inspired by Conan Exiles and will have an online component. Its scope was also expanded following an investment from Chinese company Tencent.
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