Many claim Path of Exile is better than Diablo 3. And while the jury is still out on that, Path of Exile is arguable just as good and completely free to play.
Path of Exile has been competing with Diablo 3 on Windows for years, and Mac gamers will finally have the chance to experience it and decide which one is the king of action RPGs for themselves:
Next year we’re planning to release the regular version of Path of Exile on Mac OS! #ExileCon
— Path of Exile (@pathofexile) November 15, 2019
The confirmation comes straight from Grinding Gear Games. The developer hosted its first ever fan even, ExileCon 2019, and used it to make several important announcements: Path of Exile is coming to Mac and mobile in 2020 and Path of Exile 2 is in the works.
Path of Exile on Mac: What to expect
Path of Exile is an action RPG set in a dark fantasy world. Its gameplay and aesthetics are very similar to Diablo 3’s but Path of Exile aims for an even bigger focus on visceral combat, powerful items and deep character customization.
In many ways, Path of Exile feels more like a Diablo 2 sequel than Diablo 3. Whereas Diablo 3 is more geared towards casual players, Path of Exile is more demanding, punishing and complex. A little too complex for some, in fact. Also, Path of Exile is a more gritty and somber game, similar to Diablo 2.
Path of Exile is also completely free and its developer claims it will never become pay-to-win. With an 86 Metascore and 93% Very Positive reviews from over 118,000 users on Steam, you can’t go wrong with it.
And one more thing: We have confirmation that macOS will receive the same version as on Windows and not the mobile version!
Path of Exile Mac system requirements
The game’s official Mac requirements are not yet official, but Path of Exile’s Windows minimum requirements can give us a good idea of what to expect:
- Processor: x86-compatible 2.6 GHz or better
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti or ATI Radeon HD 7850 or better
- Storage: 32 GB available space
With 4 GB of RAM and a Radeon HD7850 graphics card requirements, most modern Macs should be able to easily run this game. We will of course update this section as soon as the official Mac requirements have been revealed.
If, however, your Mac is a little too old to run this, you can try a more narrative-driven RPG such as Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales.
Path of Exile Mac download
Just as the Windows version of the game, you will be able to download the game directly from Steam.
I’m personally excited about this game and cannot wait to finally play it on my Mac. What about you? Are you a Diablo fan? Will you be picking this one up?
Via iDownload Blog