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A first glimpse into a much bigger world

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Yesterday Funcom announced that they are going to build an open-world survival game set in the time of the Hyborian Age. Today they’ve already talked to IGN about Conan Exiles, giving them some more exclusive information on the details and the structure of the experience, that Early Access players will be able to experience in the coming summer.

Naturally the details are still vague and sound grandiose, but that is to be expected in a game, that is trying to carve its niche and build the hype for Conan Exiles¬†Early Access release. Here are the bullet points we’ve extracted from the well written piece on IGN:

The World

The Crafting

The Combat

New to the survival genre

The Tech

All in all we think these details outline the potential for a great open world game. One that might even achieve, what none of the myriads that live in the harsh worlds of Steams Early Access have done: longevity. Most of the games there ride a hype wave, drag players with them and when the boredom kicks in they wander to the next game.

We can only hope that Funcom has the game design chops to solve the dark mystery of the Second Day Problem, that plagues all the Indie titles. Crom, I’ve never prayed to you before… and because I don’t want you to ruin the game out of anger, I will not start now. Leave the game alone, let the game designers carve their own niche with the strength you’ve given them at birth. Make it so! (I hope we have enough movie references in this article to make everyones eyes roll)

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