The Ascent, Optimised for Xbox Series X, Three characters stand on a platform overlooking a large cyberpunk style industrial building

The Ascent

Coming 2020

Platforms:

Xbox Series X Xbox One


4k Ultra HD logo High Definition Range (HDR) Logo Xbox Smart Delivery logo

You belong to the corporation.
Can you survive without it?

The Ascent is a solo and co-op action RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The mega corporation that owns you and everyone, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed. Confusion and chaos ensue, security and order are in disarray, and without protection, everyone is left to fend for themselves. Stop gangs and hostile corporations from taking over and discover what really happened.

Optimised for
Xbox Series X

Games built using the Xbox Series X development kit are designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Xbox Series X. They will showcase unparalleled load-times, visuals, responsiveness and framerates up to 120FPS.

4K Ultra HD

60 frames per second

Smart Delivery

Game features

Explore the Ascent Group arcology

Make allies as well as enemies as you explore the brimming arcology and its wide range of districts, from the deep slums to the higher luxury spheres.

A dense cluster of tall buildings and districts make up a futuristic cyberpunk city

Shoot and Loot

Take enemies' height and weaknesses into account when fighting, making the most out of every opportunity. Take down even the worst opponents to find the rarest loot.

A short, stocky, augmented cybernetic character looks forward

Customisation and Augmentations

Modify your body with cyberware and gear up with weapons and equipment that suit your playstyle. Take a slick and precise approach or arm yourself to the teeth and go full chrome.

An augmented character shows off an extra 2 robotic arms

Solo or Co-op

Play the entire game alone or work together with up to three friends in local or online co-op.

4 characters stand together ready to fight a large spider-like tank

Game details

The Ascent is a solo and co-op action 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.

Additional information

  • Publisher
  • Curve Digital
  • Developer
  • Neon Giant
  • Genre
  • Action RPG
  • Platforms
  • Xbox Series X
    Xbox One
  • Release date
  • 2020

Elevate your game

detail view of Xbox Wireless Controller

Xbox Wireless Controller

The best controller just got even better

Detail view of Play and Charge Kit

Xbox One Play & Charge Kit

Detail view of Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2

Save [[PLACEHOLDER1]] days hours minutes day hour minute [[PLACEHOLDER2]] remaining [[PLACEHOLDER]] with Xbox Live Gold [[PLACEHOLDER]] with Xbox Game Pass [[PLACEHOLDER]] with EA Access User rating BUY NOW PRE-ORDER NOW DOWNLOAD NOW box shot Buy [[PLACEHOLDER]] from the Microsoft Store Pre-order [[PLACEHOLDER]] from the Microsoft Store Download [[PLACEHOLDER]] from the Microsoft Store Download ([[PLACEHOLDER]]) [[PLACEHOLDER]], learn more about ratings