Thread is meant to be a mega thread for discussion. Please keep things civil. Key quotes from the presser are quoted below.
The intended acquisition is not finalized, and it’s up to existing shareholders on whether to accept the offer or not. To keep this strictly about Conan Exiles, here is the relevant info with regards to Conan. (article here)
Following the intended acquisition, there are no planned changes to Funcom management, staffing, or structure, with the company set to remain an independent business. Funcom will also continue to support its long-running online games Conan Exiles, Secret World Legends, Age of Conan, and Anarchy Online .
For the big Conan Exiles news
The Management Board’s recommendation to the Supervisory Board will be to increase the focus on the Open World Survival segment with Games-as-a-Service business model. This recommendation is based on the fact that Conan Exiles continues to perform well, with December 2019 having been the third best month in terms of average number players on PC since Early Access launch in January 2017 and with the Company continuing to develop the game with a paid map DLC (Downloadable Content) for release this year.
The performance of Conan Exiles and similar games indicates that this genre reports strong lifetime revenues. The recommendation also reflects the belief that both the Dune IP and the Survival games genre are a good match with a large long-term potential.
There are no other confirmations or details on what such a map will be or will have. Feel free to respond with your thoughts on what you think it will be, or what you hope it will have. At the very least, it confirms we have an exciting year ahead of us for Conan.