Conan Exiles' gleefully dangling unmentionables could one day become a hot in-game collectible. During a Reddit AMA session held over the weekend, developer Funcom put ritual castration on the table.
Along with promising to continue to tweak performance and working to make combat in the open-world survival game more enjoyable in the early access game, Funcom also fielded questions about one of Conan Exiles' more infamous features: The ability to create completely nude male and female player characters, complete with penis and breast size slider options.
We discussed nudity early on and decided that for the lore and setting, nudity was something we wanted to go with. The slider was a natural evolution of that, especially seeing we had a similar slider for breasts. Equality and all that.
Funcom's previous Conan game, the MMORPG Age of Conan, launched with breast sliders and topless options for female characters, but no male equivalent.
But now there are dicks and balls everywhere, depending on player preference, and should Funcom's grisly trophy suggestion come to fruition, I do mean everywhere. Responding to a question about the planned ability for players to drag their enemies to sacrificial altars for a huge power boost, Funcom went into the possibility of collecting bits of your enemies as trophies.
In addition we really want you to be able to harvest the heads of your foes and stick them on spikes outside and around your bases. Maybe even at some point... castration.
Now before you go imagining a necklace of wind-swept dicks, remember that castration is the removal of the testicles, which would probably make for nicer jewellery anyway.
It's an interesting (if grisly) idea, though it does seem to exempt female character players from the... I was going to go with fun, but now I am all confused.
Conan Exiles is currently on early access on Steam, with plans to release on Xbox One in autumn.