Microsoft Dune-Themed Promotion Allows Players to Explore Arrakis

Microsoft and Dune Collab in This New Fusion Between Mediums

In anticipation of the upcoming release of Dune: Part Two in theaters on March 1, Microsoft is rolling out an exciting Arrakis-themed promotion that merges the realms of science fiction and gaming. As part of this promotion, Microsoft Flight Simulator enthusiasts will have the opportunity to pilot the Royal Atreides Ornithopter in the game’s free Dune expansion, marking a significant first for the series as it ventures into the fictional landscapes of Arrakis.

However, the highlight of the promotion lies in the unveiling of custom Xbox hardware, including the groundbreaking floating Xbox Controller. Utilizing a combination of cutting-edge technology—likely involving magnets and high-power fans—the controller defies gravity to create the illusion of levitation. Adorned with a custom finish featuring the film’s logo and symbols, alongside a windswept paint scheme, the controller is a striking homage to the iconic imagery of Dune.

Accompanying the floating controller is a custom-designed Xbox Series S console, exquisitely crafted to capture the essence of Arrakis’s grandeur. With a vibrant design reminiscent of the planet’s cosmic landscape, the console utilizes its grill as a visual representation of Arrakis itself.


To participate in the sweepstakes for a chance to win these exclusive prizes, fans can head to Xbox’s official Twitter page and retweet the designated sweepstakes tweet between February 13 and March 25. For comprehensive rules and eligibility criteria, interested individuals can refer to the official rules linked in the sweepstakes announcement.

As excitement builds for Dune: Part Two’s cinematic debut, fans can delve deeper into the world of Arrakis through the film’s trailers and captivating previews, such as Paul Atreides’s exhilarating sandworm ride. For those craving an immersive cinematic experience, special-edition Dune-themed popcorn buckets are also available for purchase, offering a taste of Arrakis’s mystique without the need to venture into the treacherous sands.