Cyberpunk 2077’s delay to December 10 is not simply having an impact on followers anxious to play CD Projekt Purple’s open world RPG. The three-week delay is now rippling out and affecting different video games.
Path of Exile’s 3.13 end-game growth was deliberate for a launch on December 11, and simply final week developer Grinding Gear Video games stated the expansion was on track to hit that date “in a really secure and polished state.”
However now that Cyberpunk 2077’s launch date has shifted to December 10 (moved from November 19), Grinding Gear Video games is getting out of its manner. Path of Exile’s 3.13 growth is being delayed from December 11 till someday in January 2021.
“We don’t need to put our gamers able of getting to decide on between these two video games, so we now have determined to step out of the best way and delay the discharge of Path of Exile 3.13 till January,” Grinding Gear Video games CEO Chris Wilson wrote in a post on the PoE boards.
“We nonetheless anticipate to complete 3.13 by early/mid-December,” Wilson continued. “The scope of this growth will stay unchanged. Through the month of delay earlier than launch, we are going to begin work on the three.14 growth.”
That is form of an odd transfer, although I type of get it. There’ll absolutely be a lot of PoE gamers who need to dive into Cyberpunk 2077 the second it is launched, so punting the PoE growth a month down the street means they will not have to separate their time or really feel like they’re lacking out on both one recreation or the opposite.
But it surely additionally looks like a little bit of a punishment for die-hard Exile followers who have been prepared for one thing new and now have to attend, even when the growth is able to go, particularly if they don’t seem to be planning to play Cyberpunk 2077. Response to discussion board put up are blended, as you’d anticipate, with some followers thanking Wilson and others fairly sad about the entire thing.
On the plus aspect, Path of Exile gamers will nonetheless get one thing in December. “So that you just nonetheless have some fascinating Path of Exile stuff to play over the Christmas/New 12 months break, we’re planning to run no less than one multi-week occasion (for instance, Flashback),” wrote Wilson.