I get that there's a lot of patching between the time a physical disc is printed and launch day. But Conan Exiles has taken that disconnect to several new levels.
Funcom's survival dick simulator comes out of early access this week, and it's getting a proper launch on consoles as well. And as you'd expect, there's been a ton of patching up until launch day. That's pretty standard.
But console users might be in for a bit of a shock. According to the official Conan Exiles account, anyone who got an early retail disc of the game should prepare for a massive patch, because of the build of Conan Exiles on the disc is several months old:
If you have received a retail copy of #ConanExiles on console before the official launch date, please note that the version on the disc is several months old. There will be a major launch day update on all platforms that will bring the game up to the launch version.
— CONAN EXILES (@ConanExiles) May 6, 2018
I mean, it's normal for discs to be printed a month or two before launch.
But several months?
I hope you've got good cable, or one of the better NBN connections. Because I've never seen a "major" day one patch that was less than 15GB. Which gives me an idea...