The Barbarian has arrived! The whole team at Funcom is proud and excited to announce that Conan Exiles, the open world survival game set in the savage lands of Conan the Barbarian, successfully launched today on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4! A major launch update went out across all platforms, introducing massive new areas to the game world as well as bringing the game up from Early Access to the launch build on PC and Xbox One. Funcom also announced today that the game has sold over one million copies even before today’s launch.
How much has Conan Exiles changed through Early Access?
Conan Exiles has seen massive changes, additions, and improvements throughout its Early Access phase. The size of the game world has more than doubled, dozens of new features and mechanics have been added, and a huge amount of new content has made it into the game. Today’s launch version introduces the new Swamp and Volcano biomes, and finally introduces the up-to-date version of the new Purge gameplay where monsters will attack and try to bring down your base.
This infographic, released today, reveals the full magnitude of Conan Exiles‘ transformation:
At the time of writing, Conan Exiles has sold over one million copies before launch, based on Early Access / Game Preview sales and retail and digital pre-orders.
“Conan Exiles is already one of the most successful titles in Funcom’s 25-year history,” said Funcom CEO Rui Casais. “This has been a great experience for us. When I look at the incredible journey the game has gone through in just 15 months of Early Access as well as the very positive development in player reviews over the past few months, I feel confident that we’ve been successful in what we set out to do. I’m very proud of the amazing work everyone on the team has done.”
Conan Exiles is an open world survival game set in the savage lands of Conan the Barbarian. Here players must survive in a vast and seamless world, build a home and a kingdom, and dominate in savage combat and epic warfare in either single-player or multiplayer.
For more information about Conan Exiles, please visit www.conanexiles.com.
A Letter from the Funcom Team:
It is finally time to step down from the cross. After 15 months in Early Access Conan Exiles has been released on PC, Xbox and PS4. It’s been quite the journey for us here at Funcom, with both highs and lows, but we’re also incredibly proud of our final product.
With this launch day patch the world of Conan Exiles expands greatly with the addition of the new Swamp and volcano biomes. In the Swamp you can find the Pagoda of Boundless Lusts, where the priests and preistesses of Derketo worship their goddesses dual nature. Travel to the Forgotten City of Xel-Ha and discover the ruins of an ancient Lemurian City. Maybe you’ll even meet the Witch Queen?
Braving the craggy peaks of the volcano will net you Obsidian, one of the strongest metals there is, but be careful, as the mysterious Cult of Skelos might not take too kindly to outsiders. Those who brave the depths of the volcano will be rewarded handsomly.
For more information on what you can expect to see at launch, check out this blog post.
We want to give a huge thank you to the Conan Exiles community for their continued support in this Early Access adventure. You have kept us on our toes, taken us to task when need be, and given us feedback, suggestions and bug reports by the hundreds! This project would not have been such an amazing journey with your help!
However, the work doesn’t stop just because we’re out of Early Access. We will continue supporting Conan Exiles after full release.
And now, a word from Joel, our creative director:
On the 25th of January, 2017 we released the CGI trailer for Conan Exiles. In it, Conan himself poses the question – “What will you become?”
It was an obvious call to action for you, the players, but it was also a question hanging over the development team. Here, at the start of our Early Access journey, what was our game going to become?
The day has finally arrived when the answer to that question will be revealed. Over the past year, we’ve worked hard to get Conan Exiles ready for launch and we’re proud of what we have achieved.
And when I say, we, I’m not talking about the development team. I am talking about you, Exiles.
Those of you who suffered through the bugs and issues of Early Access and Game Preview, those of you who constantly gave us feedback and reviews, those of you who stood with us through thick and thin and really gave Conan Exiles the opportunity to grow, to adjust and to become the game that it is today.
To the modders, the streamers, the wiki editors, the youtubers, the exploit hunters and above all, the players – it has been a humbling experience to work with you all. The entire Conan Exiles development team says thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Without your passion and fire, Conan Exiles would have emerged from the forge a very different and undoubtedly inferior game.
We’ve learned together, grown together and hopefully, we’ll go on to conquer the world together. And as we pass this milestone in development, the launch of Conan Exiles on PC, Xbox One and PS4, it is time for us to leave the cross behind. To tear the nails from our hands and step forth on the journey that awaits. To see what we have become.
Because, after all, this is only the beginning.
The Exiled Lands await.
We wish you well out there in the Exiled Lands! In the words of the man himself: Live, love! Burn with life! Slay, and survive!
Your cross awaits, Exiles
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