Path of Exile Will Definitely Launch On PlayStation 4 Later This Month
Path of Exile is for real, definitely going to launch on PlayStation 4 on March 26 with the latest Synthesis update included.
Path of Exile will be releasing on PlayStation 4 on March 26, 2019, for real this time. This update comes after it was supposed to release in December 2018 alongside the 3.5.0 update but is now coming alongside the Synthesis expansion (3.6.0).
Path of Exile is a free to play action RPG in the same genre as Diablo, though think more Diablo 2 than Diablo 3. The announcement of a PlayStation 4 version came after the blow back Blizzard suffered to the announcement of Diablo Immortal at Blizzcon 2018. However Grinding Gear Games failed to meet their original December PS4 console launch, pushing it back to February, and then March, and have come out now with a final, solid, release date (we think).
Synthesis, the latest free expansion to Path of Exile, was announced on February 19, 2019 and introduces, “valuable rewards, new boss fights and crafting opportunities.” as players encounter Cavas and recover his lost memories.
Our March expansion contains the Synthesis challenge league, new items, new gems, a complete rebalance of spells throughout Path of Exile, an integrated version of the Betrayal league and much, much more.
Developed as a continuation of Diablo II‘s core gameplay, Path of Exile launched on PC in 2013 after an open beta phase and lengthy development. Multiple expansions have come to the game since release, with eight having released thus far. Synthesis, the latest expansion, launched for the PC version on March 8 and came to Xbox One on March 11.
No cross play will be included at launch, as Sony has been slow to respond to any cross-platform play after it relented in the face of Fortnite earlier this year. And as usual with all game announcements or ports, a Switch version has been requested although doubtful it will happen as it took Grinding Gear Games quite some time to bring this title from PC to Xbox and now to PlayStation. You can view the trailer for the PlayStation 4 version below.
Grinding Gear Games is also hosting Exilecon in New Zealand (where the developer is based) from November 16-17, 2019. Tickets are now available and cost $200-$500 with only a total of 672 tickets still available at the time of this writing. Exilecon will include the 3.9.0 expansion, 4.0.0 Mega-expansion, the ability to play unreleased content, race tournament finals, developer talks, merchandise stores, community meetups, exclusive digital content, and a party.