The day before yesterday, CD Projekt RED informed about yet another delay of Cyberpunk 2077, this time to December 10. People from Grinding Gear Games decided they were not ready to confront the title and delayed the release of the next expansion for their RPG Path of Exile to January.
The expansion was originally scheduled for release on December 11 as update 3.13. The devs' decision is not surprising. CP2077 promises to be one of the biggest launches of the year, so releasing the add-on a day after the release of CD Projekt RED's behemoth would be a very bad idea. Developers from Grinding Gear Games also said that many of their fans are waiting for Cyberpunk 2077 and don't want to force them to choose between the two games.
The developers plan to finish expansion 3.13 as planned, in December. They will spend the time until the release of the update on the next patch/expansion, i.e. 3.14. In order to keep Path of Exile fans from getting bored during Christmas time, at least one event is being prepared at the end of the year, which will last several weeks. Details of the event will be revealed at a later date.
Delaying the release of the expansion will not affect the work schedule at Grinding Gear Games, but the creators expect it to force slight modifications in next year's update release calendar. More details on this subject will be revealed when the developers reveal therelease date of patch 3.13.
Path of Exile debuted on PC in 2013. Three years later, the Xbox One version was released, and in 2019, we've seen the release on PlayStation 4. The game uses the F2P model.
- Path of Exile - official website