Star Wars Outlaws and Dune: Awakening Share 1 Feature That Could Cause Players Major Problems

Star Wars Outlaws and Dune: Awakening will both feature a multiple factions that could affect the overall gaming experience.

Star Wars Outlaws and Dune: Awakening Share 1 Feature That Could Cause Players Major Problems

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  • Star Wars Outlaws and Dune: Awakening will allow players to choose clans and factions to join.
  • Navid Khavari expressed great interest in the criminal underworld of Star Wars.
  • Players can raid the camps of fellow players and take their territories in Dune: Awakening.
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Star Wars Outlaws is coming relatively soon, and it is Ubisoft’s ambitious entry into the franchise. and will feature some unique mechanics, like a popularity system that can affect gameplay. A similar feature will also be implemented in Funcom’s Dune: Awakening.

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Both games will have different factions and clans for players to pick and choose their allegiances, which will have severe ramifications for the story’s progression.

Star Wars Outlaws And Dune: Awakening Will Give Players The Right To Choose

Dune: Awakening is expected to be released early this year and will be available across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC via Steam.
Dune: Awakening is expected to be released early this year and will be available across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC via Steam.

Navid Khavari serves as the narrative director of Ubisoft’s original game and shared details about it in an interview with GameInformer and mentioned the major presence of different factions in the criminal underworld in the Star Wars universe and even developed a brand new syndicate for the game known as the Ashiga Clan.

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The Ashiga Clan are a new syndicate we’ve crafted born from the collaboration between Massive and Lucasfilm Games. The Ashiga Clan are based on the ice-cold planet of Kijimi, which you might recognize from the Rise of Skywalker. As a syndicate they have a strict code of honor and are based around a hierarchical Melitto hive with their entire worldview being about the survival of the collective.

Khavari continued to explain:

Everything and everyone is judged on their usefulness to the whole. The Ashiga Clan have worked their way into every aspect of Kijimi’s underworld, from smuggling to extortion or sabotage and even weapons manufacturing. Wherever a shadow falls on Kijimi, you will find a member of the Ashiga Clan.

The game will not be focused on the central groups like the Rebellion or the Empire but will tackle the more obscure groups like the Syndicates that Kay Vess can affiliate herself with. The player’s decisions can have a significant impact on the overall story, similar to how Dune: Awakening is designed to let players choose their clans and the option to take the territories.

Freedom can be quite intriguing for fans and seeing how their choices evolve the story grants them a sense of ownership and agency for their respective journeys. While Funcom is working on a massive online multiplayer game, Ubisoft went with a more linear approach in terms of narrative.

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Kay Vess Will Ascend The Ranks And Boost Her Popularity In Star Wars Outlaws

Several key characters from the original trilogy will have roles in Star Wars Outlaws.
Several key characters from the original trilogy will have roles in Star Wars Outlaws.

Both games share great visual fidelity and fans are eager to see the changes and improvements from previous games of the developers and the concept of intergalactic warfare; however, in reality, the original Dune novel by Frank Herbert inspired Star Wars.

Funcom has the opportunity to expand the lore of the franchise that has been untapped by its live-action film counterparts and to showcase Arrakis. Developers now understand that the community is interested in taking part in the story rather than going in for the ride and are given more options.

Khavari saw the opportunity to shed some light on an obscure aspect of the Star Wars franchise and feels the pressure of getting it right while honoring the original films.

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Star Wars Outlaws is a perfect game for solo players, while Dune: Awakening will allow players to do more activities together. Both are on everyone’s radar, and the expectations are high. Which clan will you be joining? Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by Rouvin Josef Quirimit

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Rouvin is deeply fascinated by pop culture media ranging from comics, movies, TV shows and especially video games with a rich narrative.