Path of Exile hacking and slashing its way to Xbox One later this year
19 Jan, 2017
The excellent free-to-play action RPG Path of Exile is making its way from PC to console with an Xbox One release later this year. Here’s what it will have.
Diablo? The devil may care. Path of Exile is one of the best action RPGs in the top-down, hack-and-slash variety, and the real kicker is that it’s completely free to play. Now, it’s headed to a whole new platform: the Xbox One. New Zealand-based developers Grinding Gear Games made the announcement earlier today, and while they haven’t provided a release date for the Xbox One version just yet, they’re hoping to get the version out some time this year.
So can you expect any special goodies for Xbox One owners of the game? So far, it seems that while there won’t be any special exclusives, the Xbox One version of the game will feature all the content the PC version has. This includes the five(!) expansions released so far, and also all the upcoming content the studio has planned for the PC version.
To celebrate the announcement of the Xbox One version, Grinding Gear Games has also put together a trailer:
Path of Exile originally released back in 2013 on the PC, and was one of the best games I played that year. It’s got top-notch production values, the gameplay is grand, and the poetic writing the game is imbued with is something else entirely. What’s most impressive about the game, though, is that it’s free to play, with the only charges being for cosmetic items and the like.
Not unlike, say, Team Fortress 2, it’s pretty much a pay-what-you-want model. It might seem overly charitable, but let’s not forget that the game has not only managed to stay afloat, it’s been successful enough to spawn five expansions, with more content on its way.
If you’d rather get to playing the game right now, you can find it here on Steam.