The primary-ever fan conference devoted to Path of Exile, ExileCon, takes place this weekend in developer Grinding Gears’ house metropolis of Auckland, New Zealand. It is primed to be a giant present for the Diablo-esque free-to-play motion role-playing recreation, because the studio is promising bulletins for the sport’s subsequent expansions and holding deep dive talks with builders.
The occasion kicks off with a keynote handle on Saturday, November 16, that includes Grinding Gear Video games’ founder Chris Wilson and technical director Jonathan Rogers, starting at 10 AM NZDT / 1 PM PT / Four PM ET. This event–which might be the place the large reveals will take place–will be streamed reside on Twitch. GameSpot can be in attendance on the occasion to carry you all the large information.
ExileCon Day 1 rolls on with a panel at 11 AM NZDT that includes FX artist Ivan Leong, known as “Creating Sport Results in Path of Exile.” There may even be panels on Day 1 centered on the upcoming 3.9.Zero and 4.0.Zero updates, and these may even be streamed reside.
Day 2 (Sunday, November 17) will characteristic large panels as nicely. The founders of Blizzard North, the staff that created the unique Diablo, can be readily available for a gaggle interview presentation. David Brevik, Max Shaefer, and Erich Schaefer will communicate on the panel, which will not be streamed. Nonetheless, GameSpot plans to be in attendance. Day 2’s occasions additionally embrace panels about procedural world technology and one other Q&A with the Grinding Gears’ founders.
You possibly can see the total ExileCon schedule right here. Should you’re desirous about attending, tickets are nonetheless on sale, beginning at $180 USD.
Path of Exile was initially launched on PC in 2013 earlier than coming to Xbox One in 2017 and PS4 earlier this 12 months. The sport is free-to-play, supported by microtransactions.
In 2018, Grinding Gear was acquired by Chinese language web big Tencent. That firm additionally has a controlling curiosity in Riot Video games (League of Legends) and Supercell (Conflict of Clans). Tencent additionally owns 40 p.c of Fortnite studio Epic Video games and has a 5 p.c stake in Activision Blizzard.
Disclosure: Grinding Gear Video games is paying for GameSpot’s flight and lodging to attend ExileCon.
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