Path of Exile will have a public beta weekend coming weekend, starting friday. Path of Exile is a new actionRPG under development by GrindingGearGames. This free to play game is already for 6 years under development and hopes to release pretty soon. They are currently doing a series of stress tests for their servers.
The game is online, you play on a region server (Europe for example) and within this server you play in a own copy of the level you are playing. This level can btw be shared by upto 8 players. In PvP maps the player cap is higher.
The gamesetting is similar to games like Diablo and Torchlight, but more the bloody, gore version of it all.
The player is exiled from their homeland to a corrupted and hostile continent named Wraeclast. The player needs to develop their his skills and discover powerful magical artifacts in order to survive in a post-apocalyptic fantasy world. The highlights of this game lay in the blood and gore in combat, the possibility to dodge projectiles and an enormous amount of customization towards your character and your characters’ skills.
I would like to write a more detailed article about it this weekend, as I will put some time this week to play the game.
Currently the game is still under heavy development, so the only way you can play early is to order the game.
Order? wasn’t it free to play you may ask… Yes.. the money you invest in the game will be used purely for the development of the game (think of it like Kickstarter projects are) and it will return to you in the form of itemshop money and some extra possibilities plus early access to the current alpha/beta of the game.
And if you want to play the stress beta coming weekend, the only thing you need to do is make an account on their website.The game will open at saturday at 2am and will be open for 48 hours.