Funcom has revealed that they are currently working on a new open world survival game based on the Conan property that they became the steward of last year.
No doubt riding the success of other similar games such as Rust, Ark, The Forest, and Day-Z, Funcom plans to release the new Conan game via Steam early access first, then port the game to consoles sometime thereafter. Conan Exiles will feature both single and multiplayer modes within a large open world environment that will probably draw on experience the developer built up while working on 2008’s Age of Conan.
Not much is known at the time, but the press release does a fair job of setting the tone:
- Hungry, thirsty and alone, your very first battle is that against the harsh environment. Grow crops or hunt animals for food. Harvest resources to build weapons and tools. Build a shelter to survive. Ride across a vast world and explore alone, or band together with other players to build entire settlements and strongholds to withstand fierce invasions.
- When strong enough, march forth into battle and wage war against your enemies as you fight to dominate the exiled lands. Sacrifice enemy players on the altars of the gods and shift the balance of power your way. Unleash your fury in savage, fast-paced combat and execute bloody and bone-crushing attacks that will see heads rolling and limbs flying.
You can keep track of Conan Exiles through the game’s official website.