Managing director Chris Wilson says, “We want first impressions to be good.”
After some delays, Grinding Gear Games has re-affirmed that its free to play action RPG Path of Exile will be coming to the PS4 in March. Managing director Chris Wilson recently spoke to GameSpot about the delay, revealing the desire to improve the game further. The certification process taking so long also resulted in Path of Exile being pushed to next month.
The good news is that the PS4 version will launch with all of the current DLC content. This includes the upcoming Synthesis League, which releases on March 8th. Wilson said, “It really feels like we’re completing the cycle with platforms for Path of Exile. We wished we could have gotten on consoles earlier, but our resources were pretty limited at the time. Thankfully we were able to get them done. It’s been really useful [not releasing the PS4 in December].
“It would have been OK to have released it then, but we do want first-impressions to be good and there were certain areas of the game we weren’t happy with. We wanted to tighten it up.”
As for Synthesis, it’s going to be a very hefty expansion to the main game. The new League sees players hunting down memory fragments for Cavas and venturing into his mind to stabilize memories. Planning one’s course to certain memories is important, as they may house important loot. That includes new Fractured Items which have permanent mods – you can synthesize some of these together to create base items with worthwhile stats.
New Uniques, Divination Cards, skills, and a complete re-balancing of all the existing spells will also be part of the update. Fans of Betrayal can also look forward to the League being incorporated into the core game. Stay tuned for more information on Synthesis in the coming weeks.