Grinding Gear Games’ hit ARPG attains 40% increase
in online players
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Grinding Gear Games announced today that its recently released Path of Exile content update (2.6.0) is the franchise’s largest and most successful to date with a 40-percent increase in the number of players online for the launch.
Update 2.6.0 and the accompanying Legacy Challenge League achieved a peak online player count of 112,800 on Friday, March 3. The popular ARPG also managed 65,000 players on Steam, which made it the third most active game on the platform during the time frame – only trailing perennial favorites Dota 2 and CS:GO.
Over three years after its initial release, Path of Exile continues to see an increase in players and popularity, with consistent three-month update releases attracting more and more followers to the franchise. The September 2016 Atlas of Worlds launch garnered a 19% peak-user increase over the June 2016 Prophecy launch, while December’s Breach launch was up 34-percent over September. Last week’s Legacy launch was a 40% increase over the December launch numbers. Overall, Path of Exile has more than doubled its player base in the last nine months.
Path of Exile’s impressive growth looks to continue with the forthcoming summer 2017 “The Fall of Oriath” release which will introduce six new acts of gameplay content. The Oriath release will occur concurrently with the franchise’s debut on Xbox One console system.
About Path of Exile
Path of Exile was released in October 2013 to critical acclaim including winning GameSpot’s PC Game of the Year award. Since its launch, Path of Exile has become a world community of over 13 million players including localized versions in Traditional Chinese, Russian, Thai and Brazilian Portuguese.
Path of Exile is completely free-to-play (and of course, never Pay to Win – This means that your success in the game is dependent on the depth of your skill, not your wallet). More information about Path of Exile can be found at www.pathofexile.com.
You can download the game on Steam.