Early Access Archive
Conan Exiles was released as an 'Early Access' title on Steam at the end of January this year. On impulse I spent the ~$40 AUD and snapped it up. I don't typically spend that much
I dare anyone to play this and not say WOW!
So why is the prevalence of digital distribution relevant here? Because it has enabled Early Access to exist. Only through digital distribution can something that requires constant updating be viable.
Somewhere along the line in a forum someone posted a link to Kings and Heroes and said 'Hey, check this game out'. Well thank the all the Elder Gods they did.