According to the chief developer, there are further delays in the development of Path of Exile 2. Currently, the development team still has to overcome a few hurdles on the way to a release date.
Path of Exile 2 is unlikely to be released before 2022 as originally planned, announced the chief developer of Grinding Gear Games, Chris Wilson. According to Wilson, the corona pandemic in particular ensured that progress was not made as quickly as would have been necessary.
For the colleagues from PC Gamer When asked about a release date, Wilson had bad news in store for him in an interview: “I hate to throw myself into excuses, but COVID is a big part of the problem right now”. According to Wilson, the pandemic is not only making it harder to find su itable employees for the project, it is also slowing down work on it. The development team works from New Zealand, which is currently largely sealed off. According to Wilson, this significantly limits the transfer of skilled workers.
Furthermore, the chief developer commented on the progress of the successor to Path of Exile: “The progress in development has not advanced as far as we expected, so our goal is to achieve as much in Path of Exile 2 in 2021 as possible and then be able to plan a realistic release date towards the end of the year. “
Wilson thinks it is very likely that Path of Exile 2 will actually appear in the coming year. Working from home also delays update progress, said Wilson. That is also the reason for the late upcoming update. PoE 2 was announced in 2019 and should continue the predecessor from 2013.