The Ascent, Three characters stand on a platform overlooking a large cyberpunk style industrial building

The Ascent

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Platforms:

Xbox Series X|S Xbox One
Windows 10 PCs

YOU BELONG TO THE CORPORATION.
CAN YOU SURVIVE WITHOUT IT?

The Ascent is a solo and co-op Action-shooter RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The mega corporation that owns you and everyone, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed.

Optimized 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

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Game features

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

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.

A short, stocky, augmented cybernetic character looks forward

Explosive Shooter

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.

An augmented character shows off extra 2 robotic arms

RPG Elements

Customize 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.

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

Solo or Co-op

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

Game details

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 customize 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 Xbox One or Xbox One S consoles.

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

Rating Pending

  • May contain content inappropriate for children. Visit ESRB.org for rating information.
  • Publisher
  • Curve Digital
  • Developer
  • Neon Giant
  • Genre
  • Action-Shooter RPG
  • Platforms
  • Xbox Series X|S
    Xbox One
    Windows 10 PCs
  • Release date
  • July 29, 2021

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