New Conan Exiles Trailer Explores the Possibilities of Open World Architecture (VIDEO)
Conan Exiles is an open world survival game that pits players against the elements of a harsh landscape full of monsters and beasts as well as enemy players. The key to survival in such a harsh world-scape may very well be a strong fortress. Funcom recently released a new trailer which gives us a sneak peak into the endless possibilities for building cities and settlements.
Building is a big part of Conan Exiles and you will need to build smart and build strong in order to defend yourself from the environment, cannibals, monsters, and of course enemy players. We are working hard to make sure players have powerful tools to build and defend their kingdoms.
With an extensive crafting system, players have the opportunity to create their own civilization and shape it to their every whim. However, survival is not that easy. Player building capabilities will be limited by the level of technologies they have acquired as well as the facilities available for crafting and construction. Players will need to acquire new technologies in order to advance the types and strengths of structures available for construction. The efforts will definitely be worth it.
Conan Exiles is unique in that almost everything in the game can be applied to the construction of the ultimate fortress. Players are able to build defensible structures utilizing not only the technology at their disposal but also the environment. An example would be the option to build along the side of a cliff for instance or on top of a high mountain making it hard if not impossible to approach from a ground assault.
When building your fortress or city, the developers suggest making sure there is room for an altar. Seemingly unimportant, these religious structures seem to actually provide much more utility than one might think. By utilizing altars to unlock the “religion path”, players gain access to a very exciting and powerful game feature, avatars. The avatars are essentially colossal representations of your faction’s religious fervor that can be summoned in war to wreak total destruction upon your enemies.
When one of them [an avatar] steps on a city wall, it’s going to crumble.
They say that home is where your heart is, but in Conan Exiles, home is where you keep the hearts of your enemies
Check out the video below for the full reveal and commentary by the developers.
Well this basically looks awesome, an open world survival game that allows players to build basically wherever they want? Yes please! Conan Exiles will be available on PC through Steam Early Access on January 31. The game will also be launching through the Xbox One Game Preview Program sometime this Spring, however we have not yet seen any release information for the Playstation 4.
We at DFTG go totally nuts for open world survival and building, how about you guys? Are you ready to build a kick ass fortress city and unleash the wrath of the gods on your enemies? Sound off in the comments section, we’d love to hear what you think. As always, stay tuned for the latest in gaming news and if you’re into open world survival games check out the latest from Ark: Survival Evolved.
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