Path of Exile 2 Announced, “One Game, Two Campaigns” (VIDEO)
Following the big reveal of Diablo IV at BlizzCon, yet another popular action RPG has now been unveiled in the form of Path of Exile 2. Announced at the recently-concluded ExileCon proceedings, developer Grinding Gear Games showed of a spectacular look at gameplay, as well as offered some intriguing details regarding the upcoming sequel. Check out the reveal trailer below.
Originally starting development as an expansion, Path of Exile 2 has now been revealed as a sequel, notably featuring an all-new seven-act story campaign that runs parallel to the original game. According to the official Path of Exile website, the follow-up will follow the lead of Overwatch 2 and maintain support for the first PoE–offering compatibility with past and future cosmetics, progression, and expansions for the new adventure.
In addition, the new sequel will give fans even more updated content such as 19 new Ascendancy classes, fresh armor and loot, as well as a revamped Skill Gem system, with even more improvements teased to be revealed in due time. “Over the years there have been many changes that we would have loved to make to Path of Exile but couldn’t, because they would break existing characters,” Grinding Gear revealed in a statement. “Path of Exile 2 is an opportunity to make all of these changes in one large update.” An official look at gameplay can be viewed below.
Path of Exile 2 has no current release date, but a beta is expected to release on PC sometime by late 2020. In the meantime, Grinding Gear plans to keep fully supporting the first Path of Exile for the foreseeable future, a promise so-far fulfilled by the reveal of the new Conquerers of Atlas expansion. “We are continuing to release Path of Exile expansions on our regular three-month cycle,” the developer confirmed. “This content will be available in both the Path of Exile 1 and Path of Exile 2 campaigns.”
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