They say that home is where your heart is, but according to Joel Bylos, Creative Director at Funcom, home is where you keep the hearts of your enemies and because of this you going to need to build something to keep all those lovely trophies safe. So this is where the latest video from Funcom, the developers of Conan Exiles is going to come in useful as it gives us a unique glimpse into the building, the crafting, and the many different ways players can protect their own or destroy their enemies’ settlements.
In the video Joel Bylos and Lead Designer Oscar Lopez Lacalle describe how the flexible build system can allow players to build virtually anywhere, but how it’s not an empty sandbox game and discoveries will be made of ancient civilisations leading to decisions to either to build on top of, around, or in-between the ancient ruins. They also go on to describe that anything made by the players can also be destroyed and help is at hand as players can summon giant avatars of the gods to assist and lay down destruction. It’s not only enemy players you will have to face as you will also need to protect yourself from the environment, monsters and even cannibals.
For those of you unfamiliar with the title, Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian, the world’s greatest fantasy hero. The game can be played on private and public servers, either in multiplayer or local single-player. In the world of Conan Exiles, survival is more than tracking down food and water. Journey through a vast, seamless world filled with the ruins of ancient civilizations, uncovering its dark history and buried secrets as you seek to conquer and dominate the exiled lands.
The good news is that if you are a PC player then you will be able to get your hands on the early access version of the game on January 31st. Unfortunately Xbox One players will have to wait till Spring, but it’s going to be worth it as the Funcom development team announced that they are purely focusing on PC and Xbox One for the time being and other named consoles will be considered at a later date.