Yesterday we reported on the no nudity issue that had begun to arise from Conan Exiles being approved for the Xbox One Preview Programm – take a look at our article HERE for full details. Now for a twist, in response to what I’m going to dub as ‘snake gate’, Microsoft have come out and issued a statement clarifying its position on Nudity within its games.
The statement made by Funcom about “Conan” content being altered at the discretion of Microsoft was inaccurate. Microsoft and Xbox abide by the policies and guidelines set forth by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) rating system. Funcom has submitted “Conan Exiles” for review to the ESRB and pending its receipt of an acceptable rating we look forward to publishing the game on Xbox.
So it’s not a yes or a no from Microsoft, instead, the decision is up to the ESRB. Will Conan Exiles have a full blown trouser snake on Xbox One? We will find out soon.
Conan Exiles is currently in early access on Steam, will arrive in the Xbox Game Preview Programme in Q3 2017. With a PS4 version set for release Q1 2018.