Funcom is raising the price of Conan Exiles on console to $49.99

Funcom has just announced to Conan Exiles players anxiously awaiting the game on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 that they’ll be paying more than they originally thought: $49.99, up from $34.99.

“The version we release at launch will have even more content and gameplay in it than what you see today, and will have a landmass more than twice as big as what we started out with on PC Early Access launch. In fact, we’re adding an entirely new biome, a completely remade combat system, and new gameplay mechanics,” says the studio. “Because we are now doing pre-orders in retail, we have to increase the price already as soon as pre-orders start. It’s not something we want to do, we would of course prefer to have kept the Game Preview pricing the same until launch, but there is a very good reason why we have to bite the bullet.”

And of course, Funcom can hardly expect brick-and-mortar stores to stock the game’s box version if players could just get the digital copy cheaper. That said, the studio is promising that there won’t be a price hike on Steam (contrary to what ARK: Survival Evolved did for “parity” when launching earlier this year); it’ll also do its best to run a 50% discount sale this weekend, when you can get the Xbox version for $17.50 and pick up the preorder armor to boot.

“In the end we believe this will be in the best interest of the game and its future life, as it lets us reach out to a bigger audience and give Conan Exiles even more exposure through presence in stores around the world, all of which ultimately allows us to continue adding more expansions, more features, and more content after launch.”

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Jack Pipsam

RIP

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roo woods

So they have decided to sell less copies of the game for a higher price than more copies of the game for a lower price .

Ultimately I think their greed will me less profit for them than a more reasonably priced game .

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Slaasher

To be fair I dunno if you can call this greed. $49.99 is not really an unreasonable price for a game.

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roo woods

;) But 34.99 is more reasonably priced .

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Slaasher

Well, with lockboxes quickly running out of fashion maybe they decided that they needed to add more box cost to the initial purchase.
I kid. But only maybe

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Emiliano Lozada

Still cheaper than ARK.

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Alex Hyer

If they truly are confident in the updates that are coming down the pipeline that this price is valid…

Then color me excited. Who cares. If the game ISN’T worth the price, it’ll get slayed critically.

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what-4

I look forward tot he sequel announcement a couple months after release.

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Xijit

This is Funcom … you can trust that there won’t be any sequels.

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Jeffery Witman

There might be a relaunch, though.

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Dividion

Conan Exiles Legends?

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Jeffery Witman

Followed the next year by Secret World Legends Exiles.

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Barantor

Has this one gotten any better? I tried it when it came out and then for about an hour when the snow biome came out, but haven’t played since.

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sandboxsurvivalist

I’ve been playing for the last couple of weeks. I bought the game when it first came out and played until I was bored. Then, like you, I jumped back in when the Frozen North was introduced. The second time around it was a grind because I was back in the desert and really wanted to experience the new area. I didn’t have it in me to re-grind through the desert to level up enough to take on the north. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I was bored with my other games and decided to jump back in. I’ve been having a lot of fun. There were new points of interest in the desert like the Dregs Dungeon and lots of new Exile camps. There are also many new crafting stations, building parts, weapons, and other items that have been added since I first got the game. At any rate, I’ve had the tenacity to level up to 60 this time around (thanks to playing on a 2x server). I have exlpored about 2/3 of the highlands area, built a pretty awesome base, and had a lot of fun doing so. I’m not bored yet, so I plan on continuing to play. That being said, some elements of the game are still a flaming pile of dog poo. Animal AI is a joke. The creatures teleport around, walk through the air, and fall into the ground. That can make the game a bit frustrating. There are lots of bugs that have not been fixed – but I know the dev team is working on them.

In short, you should give it another try. I’ve really been enjoying the game in spite of its flaws!

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Tobasco da Gama

Wouldn’t be Funcom if they didn’t find a way to get bad PR out of a successful game.

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A Dad Supreme

I think they should be more honest and say:

“We will be raising the price from $34.99 to $44.99 because it’s the console platform and those players don’t really have a cheaper option of a third party to buy it from so are pretty much a captive hostage playergroup.”

“We’ll adjust the price back down to the actual price of $34.99 after a few months of low to average sales, at which point the console players will feel like the game is at a discount, when it will actually then be sold at the originally planned price.”

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Xijit

Probably has more to do with Gamestop than Target: Target & Walmart & all the other big box stores couldn’t give a shit less about what price a B-list PC port sells for (because most of the real fans will pre-order off of XBL or PSN so they can pre-load), but Gamestop has an active interest in getting the “new” price as high as then can, so that the “used” price can stay inflated for longer.

Figure that if the game shipped for $35, then Gamestop would have to drop the used price to $20-ish before it will sell (I know that if new is $35 & the used is $30 … I’ll buy the new just to support the developer).

But if the game is already overpriced for new ($45, for something I already bought on PC for $20, is overpriced as fuck), then I will take whatever discount I can get.

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wratts

Ugh. I think I picked this up for $10-$15 on some promotion, and feel like I overpaid.

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Darthbawl

Love it when a company tries to cushion the blow with the “It’s not something we want to do” line.

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sandboxsurvivalist

When I read the announcement today I thought it was kind of dishonest for them to pretend they didn’t have a choice. They did. It is their choice to make the game available for pre-orders. Pre-orders on a game that is already available for purchase in an “early access” version just don’t make sense. In essence, when you buy into early access, you are already pre-ordering” the finished game. This was really just an excuse for them to raise the price. Lucky for me I’m not a console player and I already have the game for PC.

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