Grinding Gear Games have every reason to be proud of their achievements in 2019, and the company's founder Chris Wilson says that getting to announce Path of Exile 2 to the loving crowd at ExileCon was a perfect way to mark it.
Speaking to Gamespot, Wilson said he almost started crying at one point - that's how emotional the entire event was.
"It went so much better than we ever hoped. There were a hundred moving pieces and everything came together perfectly. There was so much energy and engagement between players and developers. It was a really special weekend for our team, and they're still buzzing from it a few weeks later", he said.
GGG are currently mulling over the date for the next ExileCon, but if you were hoping to visit it in 2020, we've got bad news - they're skipping next year. Basically, they'll do it when they have something to announce.
Asked what he thinks of the Diablo 4 announcement, Wilson said that making action RPGs can often be a gamble for companies. Balancing depth and simplicity is difficult to do right, but Path of Exile has obviously taken another route.
If you needed proof of that, consider that GGG unveiled Path of Exile for mobile, and players actually loved it. There were no disappointed faces or awkward questions, and they actually enjoyed sharing their feedback.
Wilson mentioned that GGG are considering Stadia for Path of Exile, as the tech is clearly taking off and there's no reason why people with slower machines shouldn't enjoy Path of Exile with the rest of us. Here's to an even better 2020 then.