Conan Exiles includes purges, human sacrifice, and nudity

While the upcoming Conan Exiles will take place in the same fictional universe as Age of Conan and be made by the same studio, it’s not going to quite be the same game. The survival title, which goes into early access this summer, will take place when Conan is much younger and lack the class structure of the MMO.

In a new interview, Funcom’s Joel Bylos said that the title will focus more on frantic first-person combat in which players can pick up and use any weapon. Captured players can even be sacrificed to their enemies’ deities, although the studio promised that it would be a “quick process” versus a long, drawn-out captivity.

Conan Exiles will take place over a huge 53-square-kilometer map that will cover a wide range of biomes. It won’t be isolated from the rest of Hyboria, as other nations will periodically send in armies to “purge” exile villages. Between these purges, players can craft and build settlements and gear, forging their own proto-kingdoms from the land.

And if you’re concerned that there won’t be enough flesh to go with the wanton violence, fret not. “Definitely there will be nudity on some level, but there’s a question of where it goes and how far it goes,” Bylos said.

One last tidbit of interest courtesy of Massively OP reader Nordavind:

Source: IGN. Thanks to Nordavind for the tip!
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ZenDadaist
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ZenDadaist

Wait, what? Unreal AND Dreamworld spliced together? Oh no, Funcom, don’t do this! D: I get that Dreamworld is your proprietary baby and all, but unless there’s been some significant DW upgrades then trying to get the two to play nice sounds horrific. TSW’s shop/mail/etc interface is horrendously slow and limited.

RagnarTheDrunk
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RagnarTheDrunk

Syco_at_Twitch Probably fine. It’s not like it’s some anime pedo creep shot simulator or anything.

Phubarrh
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Phubarrh

Armsbend This is definitely going to put programmers’ expertise in jiggle physics to the test.

Matso
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Matso

MorpayneRADIO Armsbend What doesnt offend woman these days…

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

I’d say “Show me dick!” but I don’t trust 2010s graphics enough just yet. Frontal torso and butts get thumbs up. Both sexes.

Dajhryne
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Dajhryne

Archebius Malorey  Hopefully this is the start of a world wide “no boobs, no buy” boycott of every game yet to be created. Cause a game without boobs is like a day without sunshine!
Ok, ok, I’m kidding. But, if not overdone, it does fit the Conan universe at least. Remains to be seen how that’s gonna work out in a game that’s not story or quest driven as I assume this one won’t be.

Bashmet
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Bashmet

Jack Pipsam Armsbend Boobs don’t equal dick though. Maybe a little neck.

Archebius
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Archebius

MorpayneRADIO Armsbend That’s an interesting point. I don’t usually think of them as hostile, but there’s certainly a different connotation.

Archebius
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Archebius

Malorey Yeah, when they announced a gorgeous open-world survival game with a huge map and action combat and pets set in the criminally underutilized Conan IP, my first thought was “no boobs, no buy.”
Now that they’ve given a vague answer to a reviewer’s question that yes, it might be possible, I’m sold on it.

Angier
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Angier

I remember back when similar claims were made about Age of Conan. Weary until proven otherwise!