Trailers and gameplay
Optimised for Xbox Series X|S
Games built using the Xbox Series X|S development kit are designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Xbox Series X|S. They will showcase unparalleled load-times, visuals, responsiveness and framerates up to 120FPS.
4K Ultra HD
60 frames per second
A Vibrant Cyberpunk World
Meet new allies and enemies and find loot as you explore the brimming world of The Ascent and its wide range of districts, from the deep slums to the higher luxury spheres.
Aim low or high, switch weapons and equip lethal gadgets, take cover and use the destructible environments at your advantage and keep adjusting your tactic as you face new enemies.
Customise your character with cyberware that suits your playstyle. Allocate new skill points as you level up and try various augmentations to take down your enemies in new creative ways.
Solo or Co-op
Play the entire game alone or work together with up to three friends in local or online co-op.
The Ascent is a solo and co-op Action-shooter RPG, set on Veles, a packed cyberpunk world.
Welcome to The Ascent Group arcology, a self-contained corporate-run metropolis, stretching high into the sky and filled with creatures from all over the galaxy. You play as a worker, enslaved by the company that owns you and everyone else in your district. You get things done, whatever menial task is given. One day, whilst sent on a routine assignment to make use of your skills with a cyberdeck, you are suddenly caught in a vortex of catastrophic events. The Ascent Group, the largest mega corporation on the planet, shuts down for unknown reasons, causing the automated security systems to go haywire. The survival of your district is threatened: rival corporations are trying to force appropriation and crime syndicates are looking to boost their black-market augmentation trade. You must take up arms to stop them from seizing control and embark on a new mission to find out what started it all.
Explore the world of Veles, alone or with up to three friends, to find out what happened. Your ascent through the arcology will lead you across the path of the most impressive enemies but also unexpected alliances. Fully customise your character's appearance, skills and abilities to match your playstyle and loot various weapons and gear as you grow stronger.
Your ascent begins now.
4K: 4K Ultra HD not available on the Xbox One or Xbox One S consoles.
HDR: HDR functionality available with supported games and TVs.
Xbox One X Enhanced: Enhanced features for Xbox One X subject to release of a content update. Games information at xbox.com/enhanced.
- Curve Digital
- Neon Giant
- Action-Shooter RPG
- Xbox Series X|S
Windows 10 PCs
- Release date
- 29 July 2021