Conan Exiles Devs Want To Add A Castration Mechanic

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.


Comments

    HAH! Please do, but only after they fix;
    -The janky as fuck server performance
    -The amount of resources required for low tier stuff
    -Make ranged attacks not do beyond garbage damage in PVP

      Might turn out like the forest. Keep adding more and more features every patch but never fix the fundamental problems.

    In the original Diablo, you collected players ears. Collection through mutilation isnt new.

    Do they grow back??

      If only this was Elder Scrolls Online, the Argonians could regrow their tails.

    Expect our wonderful government to slap this with an RC rating if they add castration...

      Not to mention the global banhammer if they add some equivalent trophy taking for the female gender

    When the entirety of your game's buzz revolves around penises, you really have to milk it for all it's worth.

    (phrasing)

    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.

    In the interests of equality, I'm sure they could have some Breast Hats, or some Clitoris Ear Rings.

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