The PlayStation 4 version of Path of Exile has been delayed to early February 2019, its developers have said.

The PS4 version of the action role-playing game was due out in December 2018, but was delayed due to certification issues.

Certification is the process video games must go through in order to receive approval to launch on consoles from the first-parties, such as Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.

In a post on the Path of Exile website, Grinding Gear Games apologised for the delay.

"We underestimated the amount of work it would take to finish the certification process during the busy Christmas period. While we hope to have everything ready in January, we feel a lot more comfortable promising early February as a target release window. This will also give us time to work on game performance / framerate, which we feel could be improved before release.

"Again, we're very sorry about this. We understand that many PlayStation users were keen to play Betrayal over Christmas and have been eagerly awaiting release date news. We promise that Path of Exile will be awesome on PlayStation 4 when it is released early next year."

Path of Exile is a long-running and popular free-to-download action-RPG that continues to enjoy tens of thousands of players on Steam. It launched first in October 2013, with the Xbox One version coming out in August 2017.

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