Conan Exiles is an open world survival game set in the Conan The Barbarian universe. You’ll be playing as one of the titular exiles, cast out into the wilderness to scratch out a living. You’ll be able to hunt and grow crops, gather resources, craft items, and erect buildings – all of the standard survival gameplay one would expect. The game will have single-player capability, but as with most survival games it will probably play best in a multiplayer environment. Players will be able to choose between public and private servers.
The fact that the game will be launching with Denuvo DRM was revealed by Funcom’s community manager in a comment on the game’s subreddit. The community manager states that they are using “a widespread, industry-standard solution to combat piracy and cheating” and that their testing has shown it has no impact on game performance whatsoever. Furthermore, they’ve stated that they don’t believe it will have any impact on modding. Several Redditors have replied with criticisms of the DRM solution such as by linking to a site detailing criticisms of Denuvo.
Other posts by development staff have talked about the progress of the game. A network issue cropped up during a recent developer live stream and the team has stated that they’re hard at work on the problem. They’ve also made particular mention of constantly working on and refining the combat and AI of the game.
Conan Exiles will be launching on Steam Early Access on January 31, 2017. The game will also be released on Xbox One sometime in Spring 2017. Information on the Xbox One release is expected to come out once the game has hit Steam Early Access at the end of the month.
Will the inclusion of Denuvo DRM change your desire to purchase Conan Exiles? How do you feel about Denuvo as a DRM solution for games? Are you looking forward to Conan Exiles? Let us know in the comments below!