Enligt producenten av kejsare: Battle for Dune var spelserien (kejsare som Dune 2000s direkta uppföljare) satt flera århundraden före händelserna i Dune-romanerna
IGNPC: Tell us a little bit about the story if you can. We know you said that the game take place a few centuries before the story in the novels, but can you be more specific about the setting for the conflict?
Chris Longpre: The Emperor has been assassinated by the Lady Alara (in Dune 2000), leaving no heir and a huge power vacuum. Each house is laying claim to the throne, but each realizes that controlling Arrakis, home of the spice, is the key to winning the Imperial throne. It finally blossoms into war among the three most powerful houses, the noble Atreides, the insidious Ordos and the evil Harkonnen.