Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:25pm 08/01/21 | 0 Comments
As part of an interview with PC Gamer, Grinding Gear Games studio head Chris Wilson notes that the release of Path of Exile 2 is now on track for 2022. After saying that development hasn't been progressing as fast as the studio wanted, the release question was now in limbo. When asked about 2022 he responded with "Yeah, I think that's accurate."
Path of Exile 2 was originally announced in late 2019 with a planned Beta expected in late 2020 -- head here to see the announcement trailer which includes early gameplay. Naturally 2020 was a difficult one for all, including developers looking to ramp up production. "We have had difficulty hiring internationally because the borders to New Zealand are closed," Wilson told PC Gamer. "So that has curtailed the exponential growth of our asset creation team a little bit."
That said the original Path of Exile is still thriving, with the new Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas expansion set to drop on January 15. Here's a look at it in action.
In Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas, you'll gain even more control over your end-game Path of Exile experience by specialising each region of your Atlas with its own passive tree, crafting Watchstones to refine your rewards, selecting up to ten map bosses to face simultaneously and challenging the Atlas' new pinnacle boss: The Maven.
Alongside this endgame content, you'll perform dangerous and rewarding Rituals in the action-packed Ritual League, explore nineteen improved Ascendancy classes, discover powerful new items and much more.
With the studio continuing to work on Path of Exile 2, we should expect to hear more about the sequel later in the year. And who knows, we could end up in a situation where both Path of Exile 2 and Diablo 4 release in 2022 -- which would be isometric aRPG heaven.