Path Of Exile December League Delayed To January To Account For New Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date
After making changes to their development timeline last week, Grinding Gear Games has decided to push back the launch of the December league for Path of Exile to January to account for the new Cyberpunk 2077 release date.
“Yesterday, CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077 will now be released on December 10,” said Producer Chris Wilson on the official forums. “We do not want to put our players in a position of having to choose between these two games, so we have decided to step out of the way and delay the release of Path of Exile 3.13 until January. We still expect to finish 3.13 by early/mid-December. The scope of this expansion will remain unchanged. During the month of delay before release, we will start work on the 3.14 expansion.”
In place of the delayed League, the developers will be running at least one multi-week event to keep players busy during the holidays. Of course, this unexpected delay has thrown yet another wrench into Grinding Gear’s development cycle which already took a big hit because of the pandemic. “While this delay will hopefully not affect our development schedule, it will probably cause our release schedule to change a little bit during 2021,” said Chris. “We’ll post details about this as soon as we have more information about these dates and when we’ll be announcing 3.13.”