With the news of Cyberpunk 2077 being delayed to December, developer Grinding Gear Games have announced that the Path of Exile December update will now be releasing in January, in effort to not put players in a position to pick one or the other.
In an official forum post, Grinding Gear Games issued the following statement:
We were previously targeting a launch date of December 11 for our 3.13 end-game expansion. As we discussed last week, our new development methodology gives us confidence that we’d be able to hit this date with a high quality expansion. Yesterday, CD Projekt Red announced that Cyberpunk 2077 will now be released on December 10. We do not want to put our players in a position of having to choose between these two games, so we have decided to step out of the way and delay the release of Path of Exile 3.13 until January.
We still expect to finish 3.13 by early/mid-December. The scope of this expansion will remain unchanged. During the month of delay before release, we will start work on the 3.14 expansion.
The company also said that for those still interested in keeping busy with Path of Exile during the Holiday season, they will be running a multi-week event. Details will be revealed at a later date for this.
As noted, development of this update is remaining unaffected by this delay. A bummer for those expecting it this December, though an understandable reasoning considering how big of a release Cyberpunk 2077 is set to be.
Hopefully we have more details soon, along with the full Path of Exile patch notes for update 3.13.