A few days ago at Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, DualShockers talked with Conan Exiles Creative Director Joel Bylos, who mentioned that Microsoft would not allow the depiction of full nudity in the upcoming release on Xbox One Game Preview.
Today Microsoft reached out (via Funcom itself), issuing a statement to clarify the company’s position, mentioning that no alterations are being done at their discretion, and that they will abide by what the ESRB decides.
“The statement made by Funcom about “Conan” content being altered at the discretion of Microsoft was inaccurate. Microsoft and Xbox abide by the policies and guidelines set forth by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) rating system. Funcom has submitted “Conan Exiles” for review to the ESRB and pending its receipt of an acceptable rating we look forward to publishing the game on Xbox.”
Basically, we’ll have to wait on what the ESRB decides to rate Conan Exiles’ nudity, and then the interested parties will act accordingly.
We’ll let you know as soon as the rating board provides its ruling, but for now you can check out a detailed road map of upcoming extensive updates to the game directly from GDC.
Conan Exiles is currently in early access on PC via Steam, and will launch on Xbox Game Preview for Xbox One in Q3 2017. A PS4 version will also follow in Q1 2018 when the game will be ready for its full release.