December Path Of Exile Expansion Delayed To January To Avoid Conflict With Cyberpunk 2077

Jason Winter
Jason Winter October 28, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077's most recent and final(?) delay is having an effect on scheduling for gamers and game companies both. With CD Projekt Red's magnum opus now scheduled for a Dec. 10 release date, one prominent developer has decided to adjust its schedule in accordance.

Grinding Gear Games had planned on Dec. 11 as the launch date for its next Path of Exile expansion, currently known only by its numerical designation of 3.13. However, with Cyberpunk 2077 set to release just a day before (for now), GGG's Chris Wilson has made the decision to move the expansion's launch into January. He explained his reasoning in a forum post today, saying that the decision was made so as not to "put our players in a position of having to choose between these two games."

Despite the extra time, the scope of the 3.13 expansion won't be changed, a topic that Wilson addressed last week. The expansion will still be finished on schedule in December, and in the intervening time, the developers will work on the 3.14 expansion. To satisfy players who won't be sacrificing their lives to Cyberpunk in December, Grinding Gear Games will still have "at least one multi-week event" during the month.

I'll have to admit, when I first saw this news tweeted out, I thought it was a joke or The Onion-style parody. I'm excited for Cyberpunk's release, too (though not as much as some), but it feels like the extreme measures people are going through to fit it into their lives is a bit extreme. It's not the first and won't be the last "big game" to consume your life for a little while, and the notion of an actual game company changing its schedule at the last minute to avoid it seems a bit excessive.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (0)


You May Enjoy

Always Online Podcast: Aliens Fireteam Elite Review, DokeV Thoughts, And Lost Ark Delayed Ep 401

Always Online Podcast: Aliens Fireteam Elite Review, DokeV Thoughts, And Lost Ark Delayed Ep 401

The First Episode of the Evolution of The F2P Cast is Here!

By Michael Byrne - 1 week ago
Champions Online Celebrates 12 Years In Action

Champions Online Celebrates 12 Years In Action

Several favorite anniversary events have returned.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 weeks ago
Elsword Adds Story Mode To Most Difficult Raids

Elsword Adds Story Mode To Most Difficult Raids

They’re also giving players a special weapon to help meet combat power requirements.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 weeks ago
Fallout Worlds Is Now Available In 76

Fallout Worlds Is Now Available In 76

Play in customized worlds with special features.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Bless Unleashed’s First PC Update Adds Twisted Spider Queen Boss But May Have To Close The Marketplace

Bless Unleashed’s First PC Update Adds Twisted Spider Queen Boss But May Have To Close The Marketplace

It also introduces new UI improvements.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 17 hours ago
Bring Down The Mothership In Fortnite’s Chapter 2 Season 7 Finale Event ‘Operation: Sky Fire’

Bring Down The Mothership In Fortnite’s Chapter 2 Season 7 Finale Event ‘Operation: Sky Fire’

It’s time to send those aliens packing.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
See More
Live Giveaways