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Path of Exile Dev Talks About PS4 Pro Enhancements, Microtransactions and Switch Port

Path of Exile is one of the most popular looter action RPG games you can play at the moment. Finally, it’s coming to PS4 and Pro systems. Path of Exile is a free to play game developed by Grinding Gear Games available on PC for a very long time and is now scheduled to release on PS4 in 2019.

PS4 owners are very excited and some had questions in mind which now have been answered. Gamingbolt recently got the chance to ask some common questions to the co-founder Grinding Gear Games, Chris Wilson. They asked Chris Wilson about the launch of the game on PS4 and whether the game will have any PS4 enhancements or not.

Chris Wilson was asked if Path of Exile will run at 4K/60 FPS on PS4 Pro, to which he replied by saying that it’s not going to be the case. Though the PS4 Pro owners will take advantage of the Global Illumination tech.

Global Illumination tech was described as follows.

Our Global Illumination tech (where all objects can indirectly light other objects around them according to their colour) is enabled for PS4 Pro users.

He mentioned that the game will run at a frame rate of 60 FPS on the base PS4. And it’s going to be the same on PS4 Pro as well. So there you have it, no 4K on PS4 Pro if you were expecting some big changes.

Wilson also says that they currently have no plans to bring the game on Switch. He also doesn’t have any plans to bring it to the mobile devices though he says that there’s a big market for RPG games, especially in China.

Path of Exile is also one of the games which does the microtransactions right as they are not linked to the gameplay. Gamingbolt took the opportunity to ask him that why other developers are not following them as a model.

Wilson said:

Our microtransaction model (selling only things that don’t affect gameplay) absolutely results in us making less money per player than our competitors who sell gameplay advantage. However, our players are happy and growing, which is more important to us. Any competitive game should strongly consider offering an entirely fair play field and only selling cosmetic differences.

Path of Exile PS4 release date was set for December but it has been now delayed. Path of Exile PS4 now has a new release date that is sometime in February of 2019.

As for the delay, Grinding Gear Games apologized by saying that the studio “underestimated the amount of work it would take to finish the certification process during the busy Christmas period.” They are now expecting this certifications process to finish by January so the game could finally launch in February on the PS4.

Don’t worry as the studio promises that they will take this extra time to further improve the game experience, mechanics, graphics and everything for the PS4.

Grinding Gear Games says that Path of Exile will be awesome on PS4 and that’s why we can’t wait to play it on the release date.