Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas Celebrated as Most Successful Expansion in Dev History

Game studio Grinding Gear Games has announced that Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas is its most successful expansion to date.

The studio revealed that it has gained 264k+ simultaneous players at launch and it made the game number four most popular on Steam.

“Echoes of the Atlas has been Path of Exile’s most successful expansion so far,” Chris Wilson, co-founder of Grinding Gear Games said. “We are so pleased to still be setting new player number records after over 30 quarterly league releases since 2013. It shows us that our development methodologies are evolving in the right direction as we work towards completing Path of Exile 2.”

Interest in Path of Exile has not dwindled in the least as nearly 300,000 fans were viewing the Echoes of the Atlas expansion debut livestream simultaneously while a total of 782,000 unique viewers tuned in. When the highly-anticipated expansion launched, it reached 265,250 simultaneous players, becoming the #4 most popular game on Steam at the time. Since launch, player numbers have been 11% higher than Path of Exile’s previous highest launch, which was Delirium in March 2020 during the peak of the first global lockdown.

Path of Exile is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Echoes of the Atlas is also now available to download.

Source: Press Release