Conan Exiles leaps onto Xbox One this week
Get ready to see a whole lot of virtual wang.
After making quite an impression on PC players earlier this year with its infamous dong slider, Conan Exiles is bringing its brutal fantasy-themed survival gameplay to Xbox One's Game Preview program this week. Like Steam's Early Access initiative, the Game Preview program is the place for games still knee-deep in development, with bugs, placeholder content and frequent updates the price you pay for jumping into a game before it's fully released.
Like many other survival games, Conan Exiles requires you to chop trees and forage for food in order to stave off your mortality. Where the game differentiates itself from the litany of other titles in the genre is through its leveraging of the Conan license, with all manner of mythical monsters to fight, mysterious ruins to explore and colossal gods to summon.
Conan Exiles' Xbox One release coincides with the launch of its first free expansion, The Frozen North. Available to both PC and Xbox One players, The Frozen North brings with it a whole new zone that more than doubles the size of Conan Exiles' world. Frigid mountains and haunted forests stand in stark contrast to the base game's harsh desert landscape, and the addition of a dynamic weather system forces players to dress and equip themselves appropriately lest they freeze to death or die from dehydration.
The Frozen North marks the second phase of Conan Exiles Early Access/Game Preview period, with plans for a full release during the first quarter of 2018.
Conan Exiles will launch on Xbox One on 17 August, with The Frozen North hitting both Xbox One and PC through Steam on the same day.