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See the opening speech of The ExileCon right here; Path of exile expansions and more expected

ExileCon, the first fantastic convention dedicated to the free action role-playing game Path of Exile, begins today, November 16, with an opening speech. Grinding Gear Games founder Chris Wilson is available to talk about the future of the game. Among the expected announcements are new expansions and more details about the 3.9.0 and 4.0.0 updates of the game. Jonathan Rogers, the other founder of Grinding Gear, also spoke in the opening speech.

The informative session will be broadcast live on Twitch (which is one of the program's sponsors), and you can watch through the insertion below starting at 10 AM NZDT / 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. GameSpot will have a summary of the great news as advertised.

The ExileCon Day 1 calendar also includes numerous panels dedicated to other parts of Path of Exile, including how the team creates the effects in the game and a deep immersion in what was announced during the keynote conference. Keep checking with GameSpot to get the latest news.

Day 2 will also be a great day, as the creators of the original Devil: Dave Brevik, Max Schaefer and Erich Schaefer (who have since left Blizzard) will be present for a special presentation. That should be especially interesting because of the announcements of Path of Exile and the revelation of Diablo 4 by Blizzard earlier this month.

You can see the full ExileCon schedule here. If you are interested in attending, tickets are still on sale, starting at $ 180 USD.

Path of Exile was initially launched for PC in 2013 before arriving on Xbox One in 2017 and PS4 earlier this year. The game is free, compatible with microtransactions.

In 2018, Grinding Gear was acquired by Chinese internet giant Tencent. That company also has a majority stake in Riot Games (League of Legends) and Supercell (Clash of Clans). Tencent also owns 40 percent of Fortnite's Epic Games studio and has a 5 percent stake in Activision Blizzard.

Disclosure: Grinding Gear Games is paying for GameSpot flight and accommodation in Auckland, New Zealand to attend ExileCon.

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Source: GameSpot