As announced at the Game Awards last month, Dune: Spice Wars is the latest strategy game based on the classic science fiction novel, which spawned and influenced the entire RTS genre thanks to Westwood’s Dune 2 – and the new game may be adding one of the biggest parts of that game, in the form of the House Ordos faction.
1992’s Dune II: Battle For Arrakis by Westwood Studios is one of the first proper RTS games and its influence reaches all the way to the strategy games of today. In a new post by Dune: Spice Wars developer Shiro Games, the team talks about its influences – acknowledging Dune 2 and even the boardgames – and suggests a very specific piece of Dune gaming past may be coming back.
Houses Atreides and Harkonnen are the only confirmed factions in Spice Wars so far, but Shiro says it has three more in the works before launch “and more later”. The team specifically acknowledges House Ordos, presumably realising that fans of the classic Dune games will be asking about them.