Game developer Grinding Gear Games recently responded to a game publication with its latest game Path of Exile 2, reacting to its rivals, Diablo 4, among others.
Speaking with popular game publication GameSpot, Chris Wilson, founder of Grinding Gear Games, discussed their reaction to the opening of Blizzard Entertainment's next issue of Diablo 4. He said other companies are working on new action role-playing games, and Blizzard is gambling. Blizzard's possible game design decisions may be of great benefit to their games, or they may hurt their development. Players will not know the answer until they play the released game.
Comparing Diablo 4 with their video games, Wilson says they are 90% of the time. Its popularity proves this claim, as well as millions of viewers watching the ExileCon event, 1400 diehard fans flying to New Zealand to watch in person, and many players, have been buying POE Currency. He boasted that the changes they made for their games were carefully designed to increase the number. The new campaign is much better than the old one.
The new skill system allows players to do everything previously impossible while making it easier to understand and solve many confusing problems. Wilson said that competitors may release 100% of the games, but there are too many new, untested global decisions that could be wrong.
Some people have asked if Coulson has considered attracting a wider player base. He replied that if that didn't in any way compromise what made their games well-suited for hardcore players, then they would try to attract a wider player base. The second title is a great opportunity, but they don't want to degrade any system that players currently like. Ideally, their games will be easier and deeper than they are currently. At the same time, if players need a cheap and reasonable POE Orbs, I think IGGM is the most suitable choice. Their website is currently doing 6% discount activities around Christmas.