Conan Exiles has been in early access for eight months now and is coming close to the developers are considering “early access phase two.” This includes a lengthy free expansion called Frozen North and a move to the Xbox One Game Preview program. This will allow Xbox One players to also enjoy the game in its current state. This version of Conan Exiles will see a very big difference depending on where you are playing it.
As we all know at this point, Conan Exiles allows players to run around stark naked if they so choose. Thanks to rating systems though, this won't be possible in the U.S. The European Xbox One Game Preview version of the game will include the pure nakedness that got the game tons of attention. The American version will only allow nudity on the top half of character's bodies. The dong slider will be no more, and all of the characters will have default underwear on. At least free the nipple is seeing some progress, I suppose!
Apparently the PEGI system in Europe rates Conan Exiles at 18+, which allows for the absolute nudity. In America, the ESRB rates Conan Exiles as “M” for Mature. This does not allow for uncovered genitalia, so the underwear censorship had to be introduced. Conan Exiles' developers are aware that an 18+ rating in the U.S. would greatly lower the potential sales of the game. Decisions were weighed and nudity paid the price.
While Conan Exiles is still in early access all around, the game should see a full release sometime in early 2018 on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.