Path of Exile is an action role playing looter in the same genre as Torchlight and Diablo except with a big key difference, IT’S TOTALLY FREE ! GrindingGearGames announced that Path of Exile emerges from closed beta and is open to anyone and everyone on January 23rd.
At the launch of the public beta, Path of Exile will feature three acts, some PvE content, special events and some endgame content-all to be added and improved as the beta continues. The length of the public beta hasn’t yet been determined. The closed beta ran for almost 18 months and the game has been in development for six years.
For the uninitiated, here are some of the features of Path of Exile:
It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a roll playing looter offer the kind of depth and the character mastery Path of Exile offers. It also has a more casual normal difficulty that will forgive character development mistakes and be more accessible to casual players. As you advance in difficulty though, the science behind your character build becomes extremely important.
For a detailed look at the game, check out Gamespot’s hour long interview with Lead Designer Chris Wilson. Wilson answers questions and shows off the various elements of the game and some of the new third act content. Skip ahead to 5:30 to get to the good stuff!
Official Public Beta Trailer