Path of Exile Act 4 not coming in March update but “larger than a regular content update”20 Jan 2014
Patches have been flying out for Path of Exile over the past couple of weeks and the latest update from Grinding Gear Games’ Chris Wilson brings a few nuggets of information on their future plans.
GGG plan on releasing a new update which means that serverside updates to the game will not require downtime which will please players. This is expected to roll out around patches 1.0.6 or 1.1.0.
“This will probably mean that we deploy small updates more regularly and will be extremely valuable after large patches where it’s extremely important to be able to deploy minor fixes quickly and without rebooting all the servers”, says Chris.
Chris also clarifies that Act 4 will not be part of the March 1.1.0 content update. There will be new areas added, but as Chris points out, a full act takes longer than four months to push out the door.
“While most of the community understand that Acts can take over a year to produce (depending on how much funding we have available), I’ve been seeing posts where people were confused about the word “expansion” that I used to describe the March update. While we think of it as an expansion because it contains so many different things, it doesn’t have the new character class or new act that people seem to expect from the word”
Make no mistake the update will include more than the usual content updates we are used to seeing but it’s not a full “expansion” so they’re trying to avoid using that term.
More information on March’s update at some point next month.