Path of Exile launched for PC in 2013 and then debuted on the Xbox One in August 2017. PlayStation fans have likely wondered why they had been left out in the cold. Well, that’s no longer the case. Grinding Gear Games has confirmed that a Path of Exile PlayStation 4 version is coming our way next month.
If you’re unfamiliar with the series, Path of Exile is a free to play action RPG that is obviously heavily inspired by Blizzard’s Diablo series. You control a single character from an overhead perspective as you traverse various landscapes and dungeons while completing quests and battling monsters.
In fact, some might consider this Path of Exile PlayStation 4 reveal a bit too convenient timing-wise. Blizzard announced the mobile only Diablo Immortal over the weekend at BlizzCon. PC players hoping for a Diablo 4 were upset to say the least, causing quite a bit of controversy across the gaming landscape. Grinding Gear Games’ announcement coming just a few days after that could certainly be an attempt to piggyback off of Diablo Immortal’s negative reception.
Just as was previously seen on PC and Xbox One, the Path of Exile PlayStation 4 version hosts 7 character classes to choose from; Duelist, Marauder, Ranger, Shadow, Templar, Witch and Scion. Within each of those are 3 subclasses of their own, so you’re never at a loss when looking to take on a challenge and build up a new character.
The Path of Exile PlayStation 4 version supports 6 player co-op, so you’ll never have to go alone into dangerous territory. And with the game touting over 20 million players now across 9 different languages, finding help likely won’t be an issue.
The developers state that “Path of Exile on the PlayStation 4 will also include Grinding Gear’s largest expansion of 2018, also planned for release on other systems in December 2018.” So hopefully we’ll be hearing more about what that content entails soon.