The Conan Exiles game recently had their release date pushed up to TODAY and as of this post the release is in 7~ hours. My guess at 11:59 PM EST.
That is correct. Early Access officially launches at midnight Eastern, I do believe.
Lots of streamers playing it right now to build the hype.
Edit - the Barbarian Edition has some nifty bonuses, one of them being a lifetime 25% discount for renting servers from a specified company.