I have a lot of friends on PS4 that have never played Conan Exiles and would probably never buy the game upfront. Most of them missed the free download month and with all the new games coming out, it feels like all the servers are drying up.
Why not go Free to Play? Funcom can’t be possibly making a lot of money from physical or digital copies anymore, and they more than likely make all their money from ppl with their own servers and DLC. (I have no idea but just assuming).
I know my friends would all try this game if it were free and I feel like this is one of those games you have to experience rather than watch.
A lot of players left after the recent patches that nerfed the most used weapon types and an influx of new players with no prior knowledge would be trying all the new weapons with a first time approach.