Path of Exile's open beta is now live

3:10 PM, Jan 23, 2013   |    comments
Computer game 'Path of Exile' from Grinding Gear Games.
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Grinding Gear Games has launched its free-to-play action role-playing game (RPG) Path of Exile into open beta.  Players may now experience the third act of the Path of Exile story, where they can explore abandoned docks, markets, temples and sewers in the ruined city of Sarn to uncover the dark truth of their exile.  The company also stressed there will be no further character wipes after the open beta launch.  

To date, the game has raised more than $2.36 million in crowd-funded support.  Those supporters gained early access in the closed beta and well as some exclusive in-game items. 

"We've had amazing support from our community throughout development," said Chris Wilson, producer for Grinding Gear Games.  "Their belief in our vision is making is possible to deliver a great game." 

Path of Exile is a PC online action role-playing game set in a dark fantasy world.  Featuring what the company calls "ethical microtransactions", the game is free-to-play, but not pay-to-win.  Playing as one of six 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. 

Grinding Gear Games hopes to have Path of Exile fully launched to the public in five or six month's time.


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