In Conan Exiles, ‘home is where you keep the hearts of your enemies’

January’s the month: Conan Exiles hits early access on the 31st as Funcom’s latest Conan-franchise game, this one an unabashed survival sandbox with a bit of MMORPG flair. (Xbox One players will be waiting until spring, unfortunately!) The team has a new video out today in which Joel Bylos and Lead Designer Oscar Lopez Lacalle talk up the game’s building gameplay, tools, and mechanics.

The duo say that outposts and homes are mission-critical not just for keeping your loot and your guildies safe but also for kicking back and playing the decorating game. Players will be doing much more than just plopping down a prefab house; in fact, you’ll basically be building it brick by brick, voxel-style — and tearing your enemies’ buildings down the same way.

“They say home is where the heart is,” Bylos deadpans at the end, “but in Conan Exiles, home is where you keep the hearts of your enemies.”

Funcom’s streaming again at 1 p.m. EST this afternoon, but in the meantime, here’s the new trailer and infographic:

Source: Press release
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