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Path of Exile is finally coming to PS4 next month

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Path of Exile coming to PS4

If you still feel hard done by after Blizzard didn’t announce Diablo IV this past weekend (and instead set the forums alight with a new mobile incarnation), then it’s a good time to remind you of Path of Exile. You know, the action RPG that is basically a living, breathing spiritual successor to Diablo II, and has been so popular since its beta that players of Diablo III were even calling it superior in comparison. Path of Exile has been out for years on PC, and has already come to Xbox One. But next month, you’ll finally be able to raid its dungeons on PS4.

The free-to-play ARPG will launch on Sony’s console along with the publishing of their big  3.5.0 patch next month, which should help the 16 million player strong base expand to even greater heights with the support of the leading console hardware on the market. Path of Exile has been long overdue for PS4, launching o Xbox One more than a year ago.

Path of Exile retains the same tried and true gameplay from the Diablo series, but treats Diablo II as its primary source for inspiration. That helps its darker grittier art style and slightly more hardcore mechanics, but without losing that sense of familiarity. Path of Exile also boasts a massive skill tree that truly lets you experiment with your builds and abilities, and doesn’t invade its gameplay with any sorts of in-game currency purchases. Instead, players can barter currency items with each other so that you can purchase whole new ones. Don’t let the label of free-to-play convince you that there hasn’t been some adept balancing to make it all feel fair over the years.

Blizzard is definitely working on Diablo IV, and given how well its previous entry in the demon slaying franchise did on consoles it’s no question that it’ll head to the leading hardware at the time. But for now Path of Exile is a great, arguably even better solution, so don’t miss it.

Last Updated: November 6, 2018

4 Comments

  1. “Blizzard is definitely working on Diablo IV”

    They did not in any shape or form give us any confirmation that D4 is being developed. It’s one of the big reasons for this crazy blow out.

    But still as an old D3 player who got bored of the lack of interest in content updates or expansion packs from Blizzard and quit the day they brought in a paid for character, I jumped into Path of Exile last year. And it really surpasses D3 in so many ways. The story is rich and well thought out and the characters are so unique and customizable.

    But it also is not free from all evil. If you dive into this game be sure to know that bag space and crafting mat management is going to get forced on you. So to get a nice account going that you can use season after season, be ready to drop $60+ for it.

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  2. Jiggy

    November 7, 2018 at 08:17

    “Blizzard is definitely working on Diablo IV”

    They did not in any shape or form give us any confirmation that D4 is being developed. It’s one of the big reasons for this crazy blow out.

    But still as an old D3 player who got bored of the lack of interest in content updates or expansion packs from Blizzard and quit the day they brought in a paid for character, I jumped into Path of Exile last year. And it really surpasses D3 in so many ways. The story is rich and well thought out and the characters are so unique and customizable.

    But it also is not free from all evil. If you dive into this game be sure to know that bag space and crafting mat management is going to get forced on you. So to get a nice account going that you can use season after season, be ready to drop $60+ for it.

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    • Pariah

      November 7, 2018 at 08:53

      Honestly you only need 1 currency tab and 1 premium tab (for trading). Everything else is QoL. So get a $20 supporter pack, get each of those tabs, and you’re done.

      Also, they’re working on Diablo 4 without any doubt. The issue is that it was too early to announce anything because they’re not ready to – meaning it’s still in a phase of dev that’s in flux. Unofficial sources have said as much, and the heavy implication from Blizzard is enough to know that they’re actively working on it – but just aint ready to tell us about it.

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  3. Original Heretic

    November 7, 2018 at 09:28

    Fooking finally!

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