Conan Exiles Gets New (and Slightly NSFW) 1080p Screenshots; Early Access Delayed

on June 26, 2016 3:24 PM

Funcom released a new batch of screenshots of its upcoming open world survival game based on the Conan universe Conan Exiles.

The screenshots, that you can see in the gallery below, are mostly safe for work, besides one, that includes depictions of topless ladies. This shouldn’t surprise, since true to the source material and following the example of Age of Conan, Conan Exiles does include nudity even if we don’t know to what specific extent yet.

For your convenience, we put the screenshot including boobage at the bottom of the gallery, so if you’re easily offended, stop at the rhino.

On top of this, we also learn that the early access window, that was recently announced for September, has been delayed to January 2017. Funcom managed to secure additional funding for the game, and wants to spend “a little more time” creating their vision of Hyboria. Below you can read the full message from Creative Director Joel Bylos.

At the start of this year we began work on our first game in the Conan Universe since our 2008 MMO Age of Conan. We were nervous about returning to the world of Conan, because despite its flaws, Age of Conan did an amazing job of capturing the essence of the Hyborian Age. But we were excited as well because the world of Conan is brimming with the potential for more and greater adventures.

Conan Exiles is a different type of game for us and we have approached its development with an eye for the mechanics that make the survival sandbox genre so compelling, while attempting to bring the style and flavour of the Conan universe.

When we set out on this journey, we wanted to invite you, the players, to join us on the path. Our goal was to reach Early Access in September and then fling wide the gates, gathering feedback and allowing you to vote on the future of the project. This has not changed. But our circumstances have.

Almost two weeks back, we revealed that our plan had been to bring Conan Exiles into Early Access in September this year. Since then, we have looked closely at the game and our production schedule, and we have been reading all of the feedback we have received from you as well as the feedback and expectations we have received from fans of the genre. We have come to realize that we would like to spend a little more time creating our vision of Hyboria before we release it into Early Access. Having very recently secured additional funding for our studio which has made our financial situation much more flexible than even just a few weeks back, we want to take advantage of that and move Early Access to January 2017. With the extra time in development, we believe we can make a better game for you, the fans.

Our observations of Early Access are that it tends to run in two directions. In one case, the games are buggy, unstable and unfinished. In another case, the games are stable, well featured and the community and development team work together to map out the future of the project towards a successful launch. Our aim is to deliver a game that is firmly in the second situation and creates a quintessential Conan experience.

Crom demands just a little more patience, Exiles.

But without further ado, check out the screenshots below.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.