The wait for Path of Exile on PlayStation 4 just got a little longer. Developer Grinding Gear Games has announced that the PlayStation 4 edition won’t launch in December as planned.
In a blog post, the developer apologised for the delay, and explained that the studio “underestimated the amount of work it would take to finish the certification process during the busy Christmas period.”
Grinding Gear is now expecting to finish the certification process by January, with the game potentially launching in early February on PS4. The studio won’t be sitting by idly twiddling its thumbs between now and then, as the studio said the extra time will allow the developer to further improve Path of Exile’s performance and frame rate for PS4.
“Again, we’re very sorry about this,” the studio said. “We promise that Path of Exile will be awesome on PlayStation 4 when it is released early next year.”
A free-to-play role-playing game, Path of Exile originally launched in 2013, and here at GameSpot we gave it our PC Game of the Year that year. The Xbox One version came out in 2017. In May 2018, Chinese internet and gaming giant Tencent acquired Grinding Gear Games, but the company claims to continue to operate independently.
While Path of Exile is no longer coming to PS4 in December, the game will welcome a new expansion, Betrayal, that month. For lots more, check out GameSpot’s in-depth coverage of Betrayal here, while you can check out the announcement trailer in the embed above.