New Zealand studio Grinding Gear Games has revealed details on their upcoming open beta phase for the hack-and-slash RPG Path of Exile, announcing a January 23rd date for those looking to consume some free time. The open beta will not only allow anyone to join in on the action, but will also celebrate the opening of Act 3 of the Path of Exile story, allowing players to explore abandoned docks, markets, temples and sewers in the ruined city of Sarn to further uncover the dark truth of their exile.
"We're excited to have reached the point where we can finally throw open the doors and invite everyone in," said Chris Wilson, producer for Grinding Gear Games. "We have one of the best and most supportive communities on the Internet, and their input has been invaluable in making Path of Exile what it is. We hope they'll be delighted with all the new content."The studio has also revealed that the game has so far raised more than USD$1.8 million in crowd-funded support, a large feat for a small studio. For those interested in the open beta, you can find more information on the official website, including gameplay and screenshots.