The new year has already begun. Looking back the year before, Path of Exile constantly brings us surprises and challenges. In official website, GGG announced their annual retrospective on 2017. Let's see it together. Path of Exile was originally released in October 2013 to critical acclaim including winning GameSpot's PC Game of the Year award. In August 2017, Path of Exile made its console debut on the Xbox One. Since its launch, Path of Exile has received extensive updates (including six large expansions) and has seen continual, massive audience growth, boasting a 58% increase of hours played in 2017 over 2016. Localized versions are available in German, French, Spanish, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Russian, Thai and Brazilian Portuguese. Path of Exile continues to be 100% free to play, with no pay-to-win microtransactions. Path of Exile launched in China, with support for Simplified Chinese. It's huge in China. Even months after entering Beta, it's still #1 on the upcoming games list on 17173.com. Around 4.6 million players played Path of Exile on GGG international realm this year. GGG made Path of Exile into one ten-act single playthrough with the launch of The Fall of Oriath and they released a new book: The Art of Path of Exile. GGG posted 281 news articles - an average of 5.4 posts per week. GGG released two of their largest ever expansions in one year: The Fall of Oriath and War for the Atlas. They launched three challenge leagues: Legacy, Harbinger, and Abyss. GGG set a record number of players online (147,333 on our server alone), they introduced support for three new languages on their international servers: Spanish, German and French. And they found another PoE Exalted orbs, they finally replaced the microtransaction stash with a useable one. GGG added stairs to Lioneye's Watch, and they expanded from 92 to 105 staff members, they deployed more than 45 updates/patches to their realm. GGG have had the best year to date for both Path of Exile and Grinding Gear Games. Looking ahead, GGG will continue to bring us surprises and challenges. Finally, U4GM wishes you all a whole new year on https://www.u4gm.com/path-of-exile.