Path of Exile update delayed to avoid Cyberpunk 2077 clash

Will now launch in January 2021

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Grinding Gear Games has announced that it will be delaying the next major update for its free-to-play RPG Path of Exile. Originally scheduled to launch in December, Version 3.13 has been pushed back to January, with the developer citing the recent delay of CDPR’s Cyberpunk 2077 as the reason behind the calendar shift.

“We were previously targeting a launch date of December 11 for our 3.13 end-game expansion,” stated the developer on its official forums. “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. We still expect to finish 3.13 by early/mid-December. The scope of this expansion will remain unchanged. During the month of delay before release, we will start work on the 3.14 expansion.”

In order to keep Path of Exile die-hards occupied over the holiday season, Grinding Gear announced that it will be running at least one special multi-week in-game event, with details to follow in the near future. The developer is extremely confident that Version 3.13 will be ready to rock come January, with a specific date to follow soon.

Path of Exile 3.13 launch delayed until January [Official]

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