Cyberpunk 2077 is likely to be one of the biggest game releases this year – to put it mildly – and when it does finally emerge from development, it’s likely to absorb the attention of consumers and media alike. So in response to the latest delay announced this week, it seems other developers are again scrambling to get out of Cyberpunk’s way, with Path of Exile moving an entire expansion to make way for the futuristic juggernaut.
Path of Exile’s 3.13 end-game expansion was originally scheduled to release on 11th December, meaning it would have popped up the day after Cyberpunk 2077’s new release date. While developer Grinding Gear Games anticipates it will still be able to hit the planned date with a “high quality expansion” and the game’s development schedule has not been affected, the delay to Cyberpunk 2077 means the expansion’s release will now be moved to early next year.
“We do not want to put our players in a position of having to choose between these two games, so we have decided to step out of the way and delay the release of Path of Exile 3.13 until January,” the blog post explained. “During the month of delay before release, we will start work on the 3.14 expansion.