New Conan Exiles Images Released Alongside Delay Announcement

With new funding acquired, Funcom delays Conan Exiles Early Access release.

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If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on Conan Exiles then you’ll, unfortunately, have to wait a bit longer as the Steam Early Access release has been pushed back. Originally set to September of this year, the Early Access release of the video game has been pushed back until January of 2017. It’s not all bad news when it comes to Conan Exiles, the development team Funcom has released new screenshots for the video game which you can check out below.

The images were posted on the official Conan Exiles Facebook page and it’s labeled as pre-alpha screenshots, so the game is still very much still in active development. Originally, gamers would have access to enjoy the game as a Steam Early Access title when it launched in September, however, that has since changed until January of 2017.

After securing additional funding, Conan Exiles creative director Joel Bylos announced through a Steam Post that the development team has opted to take more time to further work on the game before its presented for gamers to play.

“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.”

Conan Exiles is a survival video game that places players as an exiled barbarian that must survive by building and dominating over the harsh environment among other threats that lurk about. It will be a tough journey, one of which that we’ll have to wait just a bit longer before we can pursue.