Path of Exile 2

Path of Exile 2 Not Coming 2020, More Information “Around E3”

Grinding Gear Games has confirmed that it has no plans to release Path of Exile 2 in 2020.

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The latest development update from the team notes that Path of Exile will again receive major quarterly expansions across this coming year, but that will not include the sequel content.

As revealed during ExileCon in November last year, Path of Exile 2 will not be a traditional sequel. Instead, the game will come as a massive update to the existing platform in build 4.0.0.

The team has noted that public testing for that release is expected to take place in late 2020, but that “depends a lot on how much we’re able to scale up the team this year to finish the remaining acts and new systems.” That content will include a 7-act storyline, 19 new classes, and significant tweaks to the equipment and skill systems.

Grinding Gear Games expects to be able to have its next public showing of content for Path of Exile 2 in the middle of the year, “Maybe around E3.”

In the meantime, the team plans to announce the next expansion for Path of Exile in late February. Meanwhile, the studio is currently building up its console staff to “more quickly develop the features the console users are looking forward to.”

 


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Editor and Contributor of The Escapist: Damien Lawardorn has been writing about video games since 2010, including a 1.5 year period as Editor-in-Chief of Only Single Player. He’s also an emerging fiction writer, with a Bachelor of Arts with Media & Writing and English majors. His coverage ranges from news to feature interviews to analysis of video games, literature, and sometimes wider industry trends and other media. His particular interest lies in narrative, so it should come as little surprise that his favorite genres include adventures and RPGs, though he’ll readily dabble in anything that sounds interesting.