Funcom hosted its financial results conference call for the third quarter of the fiscal year and provided details about Conan Exiles.
CEO Rui Casais mentioned that the game is continuing its “strong performance” as a game as a service.
Later in the call he also mentioned that there is a “larger update” planned for the first half of 2020 that the development team will reveal when ready.
Another interesting detail was shared in the Q&A session, with Casais possibly offering hints on what we can expect.
“The current map of Conan Exiles is definitely reaching its limit. […] How the team exactly is doing it, they will reveal when the time is right.”
Conan Exiles’ map was expanded from the initial desert implemented in early access with a highlands biome followed by a jungle area which came with the full release. Since then, the development team added new dungeons, but did not further expand the map, and veteran players know every nook and cranny like the back of their hand by now.
Developers mentioned in the past that the map wouldn’t be expanded further, but since then design leadership swapped to Alexander “Alex” Shumeyiko. On top of that, Funcom might be looking into changing its expansion plans considering the contined success of the game, which likely they didn’t initially expect, at least to this extent.
That being said, this is just my speculation and interpretation of what was said, so keep in mind Casais’ words as all we know for sure. About what they mean, your guess is as good as mine.
f you want to learn more about Conan Exiles, which is available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, you can enjoy a look at the latest DLC, alongside some information recently shared by Shumeyiko himself.
In December, Funcom will release an update that will finally add mounts to the game.
For those who prefer sci-fi, the developer is also working on a Dune game based on an evolution of Conan Exiles’ concept.