Dark fantasy ARPG Path of Exile is coming to Xbox One later this year

Path of Exile, an action role-playing game (ARPG) that garnered critical acclaim when it was released on PC in 2013, is headed to the Xbox One later this year. Grinding Gear Games, Path of Exile's developer, says that it has spent more than a year adapting the game for Xbox One, translating the PC's mouse and keyboard experience over to a controller.

If you're unfamiliar with Path of Exile, the game is very much in the realm of dark fantasy, offering up plenty of character customization between the items and skills you can craft and acquire. Like its PC counterpart, Path of Exile on Xbox One will be totally free to play. The Xbox One version will also pack everything the PC version does, including an upcoming 3.0 expansion that will bring a new act.

Do note that the Xbox One version will run on a separate realm from the PC version to account for slight differences between the two, so you won't be able to play along with your PC friends or vice versa.

Other than "later this year," Grinding Gear Games is mum on an exact date for launch, but we'll bring you more when a date is announced. In the meantime, let us know if you'll be checking out Path of Exile when it hits Xbox One!

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