Publisher Curve Digital and developer Neon Giant have announced that their multiplayer action-RPG The Ascent will launch on Xbox Series platforms, Xbox One, and PC in 2021.
The game was first announced during the Xbox showcase in May of this year and has been one of the games Xbox fans have been waiting to hear more about. The game will be launching into Xbox Game Pass as well on the same day it launches.
The game will run at full 4K resolution on Xbox Series X and will target 60 fps. Players can play in the game ins single player or in up to four-player co-op. The team also released a new short video showing off some of the features coming to the game. You can check that out below and read more about The Ascent.
The Ascent will see players dive into ‘The Ascent Group’ arcology, a self-contained corporate-run metropolis, stretching high into the sky and filled with creatures from all over the galaxy. Taking on the role of an indentured worker, the world starts to go haywire when The Ascent Group shuts down for unknown reasons. Life becomes a case of survival, with rival corporations and crime syndicates looking to fill the empty space. Players will have to take up arms and hold them off. The Ascent begins here.
The Ascent will offer players the chance to step into an action-orientated sci-fi RPG powered by Unreal Engine that takes the genre to new levels, available to play in both single-player and up to four-player co-op.
The Ascent will feature:
A free-roam play style in a cyberpunk inspired dystopian world
Classic RPG mechanics to enable players to build up their character including cyberwear, augmentations and looting
An unprecedented sense of verticality within its world, with different levels and platforms discernible within play
Double-aim mechanic enables players to utilise the full screen and choose between multiple targets anywhere in the environment
A narrative-led adventure playable in single and up to four-player co-op modes