Path of Exile has now delayed its 3.13 patch to the start of January due to Cyberpunk 2077. Devs decided to do so to prevent a clash between both titles.
In recent news, Cyberpunk 2077 delayed its release for three weeks due to issues with their current-gen versions. Instead of the original November 19 release date, they opted for December 10. Path of Exile dev Grinding Gear Games didn’t want conflict.
They then decided to push back the 3.13 update release to January next year.
CP2077 is still too hot
Cyberpunk 2077 is the biggest game of 2020. It’s the most hotly anticipated title of the year, and players are excited to pay it. CD Projekt Red’s title is still hot on the hype, even after moving the game back.
We were previously targeting a launch date of December 11 for our 3.13 expansion. Yesterday, CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077 will now be released on December 10. We have decided to delay the release of Path of Exile 3.13 until January.https://t.co/Jw7PXnd4Bf pic.twitter.com/sL3npV4eH6
— Path of Exile (@pathofexile) October 28, 2020
PoE devs know this and don’t want to get overshadowed by CP2077. Players would wish to dive into Night City, so any game releasing at the same time will likely suffer.
“We were previously targeting a launch date of December 11 for our 3.13 end-game expansion,” said the post on their forum. “As we discussed last week, our new development methodology gives us confidence that we’d be able to hit this date with a high-quality expansion.”
“Yesterday, CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077 will now be released on December 10. We do not want to put our players in a position of having to choose between these two games, so we have decided to step out of the way and delay the release of Path of Exile 3.13 until January.”
Devs will start on the 3.14 update, work on the multi-week event
Path of Exile’s 3.13 update is something players are also looking forward to. So far, the studio is on-target for their mid-December development schedule. According to the team, they will use the residual time to start on their 3.14 release.
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— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) October 27, 2020
“We still expect to finish 3.13 by early/mid-December,” said the post. “The scope of this expansion will remain unchanged. During the month of delay before release, we will start work on the 3.14 expansion.”
To give players something to do during the delay, the devs will have a multi-week event to pass uptime. What’s funny, however, is the last line of the post.
“In the meantime, let’s all get out our Albino Rhoa Feathers and pray to Kuduku that they don’t delay again,” says the post.
Another delay from Cyberpunk 2077 will be bad for Path of Exile. As they’re actively trying to evade CP2077’s launch window, another delay will be devastating.
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