Update 2: Path of Exile: First Blood Bundle is up for preorder on Xbox One. The game costs $20 which is more than fair for such a fantastic experience. The release date appears to be August 24 at 5 PM EDT. Unfortunately, the developers have decided that you’ll need to download a new client for the game so the beta download file won’t work anymore.
The day all of you have been waiting for is finally here. Path of Exile is available in beta form on Xbox One. The title is a free-to-play Diablo III-like title which offers endless hours of enjoyment. The story is quite substantial too. The best part is, it’s funded through cosmetic items so if you don’t want to buy them, you don’t have to. This is the right approach when developing a free-to-play game so support the developers if you like the project.
Right now, Xbox One owners can sign up for the closed beta here. The closed beta test has a limited number of slots so be sure to register as soon as possible. The game is set in a dark fantasy world. The player starts the game waking up on the shores of Wraeclast, a continent that once was the center of a mighty empire but is now a cursed land which serves as a penal colony for criminals and other unwanted individuals from the nearby Island of Oriath. Regardless of the reasons for their exile, the player must now face the unforgiving wilderness and its dangerous inhabitants amidst the crumbling ruins and bloody secrets of the Eternal Empire and the Vaal civilization that came before, and band together with other exiles to survive. For those wondering, the game runs at native 4K 60 FPS on Xbox One X.
Update 1: Path of Exile will leave beta and become a proper release “pretty soon” says Chris from Grinding Gear Games. The beta will end this week and all characters will be wiped. The file will update to the full release so don’t delete it.