No joke. Path of Exile developers yesterday released a tweet saying that their new game expansion that was supposed to come out on December 11 is being delayed until January. The main reason is Cyberpunk 2077’s new date which is December 10th. 

Path of Exile’s team decided not to flex and said that they do not want to put their players in a position of having to choose between these two games. However, 3.13 will be done early and developers plan to focus on what’s next for the Path of Exile. Here’s a quote:

“We still expect to finish 3.13 by early/mid-December. The scope of this expansion will remain unchanged. During the month of delay before release, we will start work on the 3.14 expansion.

So that you still have some interesting Path of Exile stuff to play over the Christmas/New Year break, we’re planning to run at least one multi-week event (for example, Flashback). We’ll confirm details of these event(s) once we have put together a plan.

While this delay will hopefully not affect our development schedule, it will probably cause our release schedule to change a little bit during 2021. We’ll post details about this as soon as we have more information about these dates and when we’ll be announcing 3.13.

In the meantime, let’s all get out our Albino Rhoa Feathers and pray to Kuduku that they don’t delay again.”

Indeed. Let’s pray that this is it. Apparently, even other games have to respect CD Projekt Red’s schedule, so it would be great that this would be the last delay we’ll ever get. We have our fingers crossed.