Game news Path of Exile beats attendance record with Les Échos de l’Atlas expansion
In service since 2013, Path of Exile has firmly established itself as one of the most popular free-to-play games on the market. With the release of The Atlas Echoes expansion, Grinding Gear Games’ hack’n slash exceeded 150,000 players simultaneously logged in on Steam for the first time.
There was precisely 157,091 logged in users on Path of Exile on January 15 at around 10 p.m. for the launch of the Echoes of the Atlas expansion, without counting players who use the game’s dedicated client, and not Steam. The previous record dated from March 2020 (132,508 simultaneous players).
Every three months or so, the New Zealand studio Grinding Gear Games rolls out a new expansion to provide new challenges for players. With Les Échos de l’Atlas, the developers promise more control over the end game experience thanks to the possibility of specializing each of the regions of the Atlas with their respective Talent Trees, of modifying the Stones of Eve with the craft or explore eleven new Maps, each guarded by a new boss. PS4 and Xbox One players will be able to experience it all starting January 20.
Grinding Gear Games also has big plans for the future, including a mobile version of the game and Path of Exile 2, which will notably bring a new storyline spanning seven Acts.
By Clementoss, Writing jeuxvideo.com