A few months ago, Funcom revealed that Conan Exiles would be making its way to the Xbox Preview program. At E3, Funcom has released a new trailer for the game that reveals that it is coming to Xbox One on August 16th, and it will come with the Highlands expansion that will be making its way to the PC version of the game on the same day.
At the time of this writing, there’s still a lot left to learn about the Highlands expansion for Conan Exiles and the content it will bring to the game. We do know that the expansion will be set in snowy environments, as opposed to the open world desert that players can currently explore on PC. With just a couple months left to go until the expansion is available to both PC and Xbox One gamers, fans can expect Funcom to pull the curtain back sooner rather than later.
Funcom’s open world Conan game has so far proven to be fairly popular in Steam Early Access, and the studio is aiming for the expansion to keep fans engaged as development on the project continues. Funcom has managed to support the game with regular updates, but the expansion should be the most substantial addition to the game since its initial early access release.
In the meantime, it will be interesting to see if Funcom is able to keep parity between the Xbox One version of Conan Exiles and the PC version of the game. It seems like the PC versions of multiplatform early access games are consistently ahead of their console counterparts, but since Conan Exiles is coming to the Xbox Preview program with the latest expansion in tow, Funcom may be able to keep the games on an even field.
Of course, we will have to wait and see how Funcom handles the Xbox One version of Conan Exiles to be certain. The PC version already has some features that we know won’t be in the Xbox One version, namely full frontal nudity, and so it’s possible that other bits of content may never make it to consoles as well, but that is just speculation at this time.
Conan Exiles is in early access right now on PC, and will be available for Xbox One on August 16th.