[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
Auckland, New Zealand--March 15, 2013--Grinding
Gear Games announced that their popular action RPG Path of Exile
has recently eclipsed the two million registered players mark,
despite having just launched its Open Beta on January 23, 2013.
Spurred on by overwhelmingly positive praise from both the media
and players alike, Path of Exile is on track to become one of the
most popular PC game releases of 2013.
"We're really pleased with Path of Exile's reception. It blew
our expectations out of the water and continues to grow every day,"
said Chris Wilson, producer for Grinding Gear Games. "The continued
feedback and support from our fans has been great. We expect to add
a lot of new content and features during the Open Beta period as we
approach full release later this year."
Grinding Gear Games are currently sticking to a schedule of a
content update each week. Recent updates have introduced the new
skills Incinerate and Cyclone, as well as adding eight new Unique
items, six of which were designed by the game's Diamond Supporters
- fans who had contributed $1000 for the chance to be involved in
the development of an item.
Path of Exile is a PC online action role-playing game set in a
dark fantasy world. Featuringethical micro transactions, the game
is free-to-play, but not pay-to-win. Playing as one ofsix character
classes, players find themselves banished for their past misdeeds
to the dark fantasy world of Wraeclast. There, they will encounter
hundreds of species of opponents laden with loot and mysterious
artifacts as they explore the abandoned continent. Path of
Exile is proud to have recently been named by GamesRadar as one of
the "best free games to play right now"
View gameplay footage at
www.youtube.com/grindinggear, or HD trailers are
About Grinding Gear Games
Grinding Gear Games was founded in November 2006 in Auckland,
New Zealand. Its founding members come from various countries and
have a selection of diverse backgrounds ranging from artificial
intelligence and software security to industrial design to
professional tournament game play. We are currently developing
Path of Exile, a
competitive online action RPG. As veterans of various online role
playing games, we understand what is required to make an addictive
action RPG with visceral combat and a complex item economy.
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