Thankfully, it’s not a particularly long delay, with the game now scheduled to release in early February.
Path of Exile PS4 Release Delayed Due to the Sheer Amount of Work Required to Port it
The reason for the delay, according to Grinding Gear Games, was that it underestimated the sheer amount of work required to get the PS4 version up and running.
We underestimated the amount of work it would take to finish the certification process during the busy Christmas period.” Explained a spokesperson in a recent forum post.
“While we hope to have everything ready in January, we feel a lot more comfortable promising early February as a target release window. This will also give us time to work on game performance/frame rate, which we feel could be improved before release.”
“Again, we’re very sorry about this. We understand that many PlayStation users were keen to play Betrayal [the game’s next expansion] over Christmas and have been eagerly awaiting release date news. We promise that Path of Exile will be awesome on PlayStation 4 when it is released early next year.”
Path of Exile – a Free-to-Play Diablo-Like
If you haven’t heard of Path of Exile before, the best way to describe it is a free-to-play action RPG in the vein of Diablo, offering deep character customisation, numerous item-based abilities, classes, and competitive PvP. All of which is set within the evocative, dark fantasy world of Wraeclast.
A “brutal continent scarred by mysterious catastrophes of the past and inhabited by creatures of nightmare”. And, more importantly, one that stands in sharp contrast to the vibrant, cartoony fantasy worlds the team at Grinding Gear Games is, in its own words, sick of seeing.
We’ll be updating this post with a more precise release date as soon as one is provided. So be sure you to check back with PSU regularly over the coming weeks.