Path of Exile 2 May Launch in 2022

Fans can expect a release date announcement by 2021 end.

Posted By | On 08th, Jan. 2021

Path of Exile 2_02

Path of Exile is receiving some huge content additions next week but what of Path of Exile 2, Grinding Gear Games’ “sequel” that serves as a new free campaign? Initially announced in 2019, it was expected to have a beta last year but faced delays. Speaking to PC Gamer, studio head Chris Wilson said that it will likely launch in 2022.

As for the reasons behind development issues, Wilson said, “I hate to blame COVID for stuff, but that is a big part of it at the moment. We have had difficulty hiring internationally because the borders to New Zealand are closed, so that has curtailed the exponential growth of our asset creation team a little bit. The progress of development hasn’t been as fast as we wanted, and so our goal is to bash as hard as we can during 2021 on Path of Exile 2 stuff and see how much headway we make.”

Wilson said that the team is trying to get “as much done as possible” and will provide an estimate for the release by 2021 end. Regarding whether it would launch some time next year, he replied, “Yeah, I think that’s accurate.”

Unlike the upcoming Echoes of the Atlas, which heavily revamps the endgame, Path of Exile 2 is a more ambitious effort. It includes a new seven act campaign that takes place several years after the first game and 19 new Ascendancy classes. Several major changes like being able to easily six-link all items are also being implemented along with massive improvements to the graphics. As always, stay tuned for more details on the final release.

Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas is out on January 15th for PC and January 20th for Xbox One and PS4.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Tales of Arise Guide – How to Level up Faster, Unlock Artes and Skills, and Earn Gald Quickly

Tales of Arise Guide – How to Level up Faster, Unlock Artes and Skills, and Earn Gald Quickly

How do you earn new Artes, invest in new skills, or quickly earn enough EXP and Gald to become stronger? Here ...

Cruis’n Blast is Out Now on Nintendo Switch

Cruis’n Blast is Out Now on Nintendo Switch

The 2017 arcade racer features 23 vehicles, including fantasy vehicles like unicorns and tanks, along with 29 ...

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One Releasing in Fall for Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One Releasing in Fall for Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC

Frogwares has delayed the PS4 and Xbox One versions to later since it needs "more time" and "breathing room" t...

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Discovery Tour Launching October 19th

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Discovery Tour Launching October 19th

The educational focused expansion also has a standalone version on PC, which will come to consoles and streami...

Nintendo Confirms There’s No Plans For Switch Price Cut In The US

Nintendo Confirms There’s No Plans For Switch Price Cut In The US

Despite a price cut coming recently to Europe, it seems there is no plans for something similar to happen in t...

Subnautica: Below Zero, Skatebird, and More Coming to Xbox Game Pass in September

Subnautica: Below Zero, Skatebird, and More Coming to Xbox Game Pass in September

This is in addition to several other previously announced titles like Sable, Aragami 2, Lemnis Gate and Astria...