Grinding Gear Games’ Path of Exile is set to release on the PS4 starting in December. The free-to-play, isometric, hack-and-slash RPG originally launched on PC way back in 2013 as an alternative to the then controversial Diablo III.
Game Informer is reporting that Path of Exile is due to drop on the PS4 alongside the launch of the latest expansion pack with update 3.5.0.
The update and the expansion pack will release on December 7th for PC and Xbox One. It’s presumed that somewhere around this time the PS4 version will also launch, featuring all of the previous updates and content up to that point.
It’s interesting because the game is rated ‘M’ for mature for nudity and sexual themes. With Sony’s new censorship policy in place one has to wonder if Grinding Gear Games had to add any bright static strobe lights to cover up any of the bare skin of the female characters? Those strobe lights of death have been the bane of many ecchi fans, affecting various Japanese releases and ruining the good art of various visual novels.
As for Path of Exile, the game has received a lot of generally favorable reviews from actual gamers. Mostly because it’s a mechanically-rich ARPG that requires some serious skill from the player.
One of the highlights of the game is what’s called a “skill forest”, because it’s way bigger than any skill tree in any other action-RPG that has come before it. You can modify, customize, and outfit your character in a number of different ways that suit your playing style.
You can team up with other players using the online cooperative functions, and you can loot new gear, find upgradeable weapons, adapt your skills to certain foes, and even partake in a number of PvP tournaments to pass the time.
Path of Exile has been hailed by many as the real Diablo III given how steep the gameplay mechanics are and how much depth it has for those looking for a very rich ARPG experience.
You can grab a digital copy of Path of Exile right now, for free, from the Steam store for PC, or from the Xbox store for Xbox One. The game launches next month as a free-to-play title on PS4.