Build Your Empire in Conan: Exiles

Posted on 07 Jan 2017 by
Kyle Johnson

With just a few weeks away from the release of Funcom’s Conan: Exiles into Early Access, a second developer diary, detailing some of the ways players can build their base is now out. Crafting stations, interior decorations, outdoor games, high-tier fortifications, everything looks set to allow players a chance to cultivate their own little community in the harsh wastes of Conan’s world.

Of note is the fact that players can capture and steal artisans and craftsmen from either the wilds or other players, and, provided they have the required facilities and equipment, can advance their own technological level. It’s a neat way to provide necessary and constant progression to at least have some end goal for players.

Conan: Exiles enters Early Access on January 31st.


Official Press Release

Oslo, Norway – January 6th, 2017 – This month, award-winning development studio Funcom will open the floodgates to an entirely new virtual Conan world. On January 31st, 2017, the open-world survival game ‘Conan Exiles’ will be entering Early Access on the PC, with Xbox One Game Preview to follow later this spring. Here players will have to survive, build, and dominate alone or in multiplayer on public and private servers. In a brand new video released today, developers give a unique glimpse into the building, the crafting, and the many different ways players can destroy their enemies’ settlements in ‘Conan Exiles’.

They say that home is where your heart is, but in ‘Conan Exiles’ home is where you keep the hearts of your enemies,” says Joel Bylos, Creative Director at Funcom. “Building is a big part of ‘Conan Exiles’ and you will need to build smart and build strong in order to defend yourself from the environment, cannibals, monsters, and of course enemy players. We are working hard to make sure players have powerful tools to build and defend their kingdoms.

In the new video released today, Joel Bylos and Lead Designer Oscar Lopez Lacalle talk about how players can build on mountainsides using a very flexible building system, and how you and your enemies will be able to summon giant avatars of the gods that can wreak havoc and destruction on anything made by players. They highlight the fact that ‘Conan Exiles’ is anything but an empty sandbox: here players will discover remnants of ancient civilizations, and they must build on top of and in between the dilapidated ruins of vast, forgotten cities.

Funcom is also excited to announce that Joel Bylos and Community Manager Jens Erik Vaaler will host another live gameplay stream on Twitch.tv/Funcom today. At 19:00 CET/1pm EST on Friday January 6th, the duo will once again turn on the camera and this time they will be showing advanced building and crafting gameplay.

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