The original Path of Exile is coming to cellular phones, developer Grinding Gear Games announced on Friday, but without worrying about “bullshit trends” and “evil garbage” within modern mobile games.
At Exilecon, Grinding Gear’s fan gathering, the studio revealed “an experimental version of Path of Exile for mobile phones” that this studio says is ideal for bite-sized action gameplay. “This is usually a complete Path of Exile game exposure to no pay-to-win elements and it is being developed in-house,” Grinding Gear Games said.
The developer started its announcement video using a blunt assessment of mobile ports of games, with studio co-founder Jonathan Rogers saying, “So, mobile games are kinda bullshit right? Pay-to-win microtransactions, time gates, energy bars, random nag screens, notifications, video ads. There’s a real lot of evil garbage going into mobile games today, but also in 2012 whenever we first released Path of Exile on PC, you actually could’ve said the same principle about a large amount of free-to-play games there too.”
“Our goal is always to bring Path of Exile to mobile with absolutely zero compromise,” said producer Trevor Gamon, who's credited cheekily inside the above video as “mobile fall guy” inside an apparent effort to get the lightning rod for Path of Exile’s mobile announcement. When you want to get POE Currency and POE Items, I think you should visit MMOAH. Their POE trade is safe and cheap. Buy cheapest POE Currency from MMOAH!
In precisely what is likely a experience of some other mobile game adaptations, managing director Chris Wilson notes that “we didn’t just farm it to an external studio.” Wilson and crew repeatedly stress the version of Path of Exile for mobile phones is the same game, just tailored for smaller screens and shorter play sessions.
By escaping in front of it with the amusing message about exactly how “bullshit” the POE Orbs studio thinks mobile games are — and revealing the port after announcing Path of Exile 2 — maybe their audience gives them to be able to prove the mobile port’s worth.