On the desert planet of Shiro Games, you can now also get down to the dusty laundry in multiplayer mode – thanks to the first major update during the Early Access phase.
Dune: Spice Wars, the strategy game from Northgard developers Shiro Games, has been in Early Access on Steam for quite some time, since April to be precise. Now an extensive update has been imported, which brings the game a multiplayer mode.
According to the patch notes, the multiplayer can be played both via dedicated servers and peer-to-peer. 2vs2 matches are available, but also free- for-all for up to four players. You can take over the Atreides, Harkonnen, Fremen and Smuggler factions.
If there are not enough players available for a session, open slots can be filled with AI-controlled opponents that have different difficulty levels. There are also some customization options for map size, victory conditions, sandworms and much more.
Apart from the new multiplayer, various game mechanics have received an update – among other things, some of the development trees have been reworked. Further updates can be expected as part of the early access phase, which should end next year.