Dune Expansion



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Frank Herbert’s Dune, one of the most celebrated science fiction epics of all time, is now brought to the big screen on an unprecedented scale by renowned filmmaker Denis Villeneuve. This visually stunning saga takes audiences on an emotionally moving odyssey of courage and sacrifice on the most forbidding planet in the Universe, Arrakis. Also known as Dune, Arrakis is a world where dynasties collide in immense power struggles, where colossal sandworms tear beneath oceans of dunes, and the skies are traversed by a deft craft called an ornithopter.

Called a ‘thopter for short, this nimble flying machine is propelled by four precisely tuned oscillating wings. The Royal Atreides Ornithopter is a special ultra-performance variant of the craft. The Royal Atreides Ornithopter is renowned for its lightning acceleration, blazing speeds, and precision maneuverability when under the control of pilots skilled in its operation—and who have the fortitude to survive the harsh extremes of Dune.

Through a collaboration with Legendary and Microsoft, Flight Simulator aviators have the unique chance to test their mettle in the cockpit of the Royal Atreides Ornithopter in this latest offering, operating it in the skies of Dune, far from Earth. The package includes three tutorials: take-off, landing, and freefall. Once you have mastered the basics, then test your skills and courage with the package’s six activities: five-time trials and a daring rescue mission where you must save your flight instructor before a massive sandstorm engulfs him.

For Flight Sim pilots, this opportunity is just as incredible as the film saga is mesmerizing. Learn to control a new craft, one made legendary in the Dune series, and experience a distant world, a first for Flight Sim aviators. Do you have what it takes to face this new frontier?