Grinding Gear Games decided to postpone the launch of the December League for Path of Exile to January, in order to take into account the new release date of Cyberpunk 2077, after making changes to their development schedule.
Here’s what producer Chris Wilson posted:
“Yesterday CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077 will now be released on December 10. We don’t want to put our players in a position to choose between these two games, so we decided to step aside and postpone the release of Path of Exile 3.13 until January. We still expect to finish 3.13 by early / mid-December. The scale of this expansion will remain unchanged. During the month of delay before the release, we will start working on the 3.14 extension.”
Instead of a delayed League, developers will hold at least one multi-week event to keep players busy during the holidays. Of course, this unexpected delay threw another key into the Grinding Gear development cycle, which has already been hit hard by the pandemic. ” While this delay will hopefully not affect our development schedule, it will probably cause our release schedule to change slightly over the course of 2021, ” Chris said. “We will release details about this as soon as we have more information about these dates and when we announce 3.13.”