On the heels of posting the PC
for Conan Exiles
, Funcom now offers details on server
controls and mod support in the upcoming open-world survival game set in the
Hyborian Age. In addition to being able to play the game on Funcom hosted
servers, there will be a local mode to play with friends as well as the ability
to play online on an unofficial player-hosted server. This covers the PC
edition, and they say to stay tuned for details on how this will be handed on
the Xbox One. They also announce the game will feature modification support, and
there are more details on server hosting and mods in
this blog post
Here are some further details:
Players will be able to set up their own
dedicated servers using their own hardware or rent servers through Funcom’s
official server partner PingPerfect (www.pingperfect.com).
Players can easily find the right server to suit their preferred playstyle by
using the Community Filter when they first start playing. This allows them to
find a comfortable home with likeminded gamers in categories such as Hardcore,
Role-Play, Casual, and so on.
If you choose to run your own server, you will have access to a powerful server
control system that allows you to alter many aspects of the play experience.
Here you can toggle PvP, turn off avatars, disable the sandstorm, choose what
players lose when they die, control the day/night cycle, resource yield, and
much more. Server admins can easily make changes to settings in-game, on the
fly, and instantly see the changes, most of which does not even require a server
restart. Server admins also have access to a full-featured in-game developer
tool that allows them spawn any item available in the game, from weapons to
building pieces and resources. They can also trigger god mode, make themselves
invisible, teleport around the game world, spawn monsters and NPCs, disable
hunger/thirst, and much more.
“The great thing about these games is that you can play them however you want,”
says Creative Director Joel Bylos. “You can easily set up a server and play with
your friends, and with our in-game controls you can simply adjust all aspects of
your play experience to suit your playstyle whether that is turning off thirst,
spawning a huge monster, or stop the day/night cycle. If you want to play all by
yourself locally, you have access to the very same con! trols.”
Funcom is also excited to announce that Conan Exiles will feature full mod
support on PC. This is planned to be available from the start of Early Access.
Mod developers will be able to download a custom Unreal Engine editor and make
all kinds of modifications to the game, from adding new monsters and items, to
changing aspects of gameplay. A mod management tool which connects to the Steam
Workshop allows players to easily load in the mods they want to play with. More
information on the mod system and tools will be revealed soon.