The Ascent

The Ascent Launches In July, Game Pass Confirmed

Developer Neon Giant and publisher Curve Digital have revealed that The Ascent will launch on Xbox Game Pass and PC this summer.

The action-shooter RPG is set in a cyberpunk world where everything is in a corporate-run metropolis and life from all over the galaxy resides. You play as a worker who witnesses the world start to go haywire before The Ascent Group decides to turn off everything. This decision means you’re left to survive on your own and you’ll have to tackle rival corporations and the various crime families who want to fill up that freshly vacated space. Your job is to stop them from taking over and it will take everything you have to do it.

“We are super excited that people will soon be able to jump into the world of The Ascent,” said Neon Giant creative director and co-founder Arcade Berg in a press release. “We love making games and we do it because we want people to enjoy the experience and world we have created—so we’ve designed a game that lets all players have fun with the element of gameplay that interests them the most. Whether you’re someone who enjoys exploring every corner, loves exciting combat or gets invested in the story and lore, we’ve tried to put something in The Ascent for everyone.”

Currently, The Ascent is in development from the 12-person studio Neon Giant, composed of industry veterans who have worked on the Gears of War, Bulletstorm, and Wolfenstein franchises. Also, the team is targeting for their game to offer 4K support and 60 FPS on the Xbox Series X and uses the Unreal Engine with both a single-player campaign and up to four-player co-op

The Ascent will launch for Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC and Xbox Game Pass, on July 29.