The Ascent – News, Reviews, Videos, and More

The Ascent Box Art
Publisher
Curve Digital
Developer
Neon Giant
Platforms
Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC
Release Date
29 July 2021: WW: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre
Role Playing

Game Overview:

The Ascent is an action RPG developed by Neon Giant and published by Curve Digital.

It is set in the cyberpunk world of Veles, and can be played both solo and co-operatively.

Latest Updates For The Ascent

The Ascent Players Raising Concerns Over Accessibility Issues With The Game

The Ascent Players Raising Concerns Over Accessibility Issues With The Game

Many fans recently took to Twitter to raise some concerns about the lack of accessibility options within Neon Giant's The Ascent.

The Ascent Update Adds Ray-Tracing in Windows 10 Version, Fixes Crashes and Progression Bugs, and More

The Ascent Update Adds Ray-Tracing in Windows 10 Version, Fixes Crashes and Progression Bugs, and More

The action RPG's first update has gone live on Steam, and will be live for Windows 10 and Xbox players as soon as it's past certification.

The Ascent Has Added Difficulty Options on Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One

The Ascent Has Added Difficulty Options on Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One

Developer Neon Giant has quietly released an update for The Ascent that adds difficulty options to the game, though patch notes haven't yet been shared.

The Ascent Leads Curve Digital to Highest Ever Opening Weekend Sales Revenue

The Ascent Leads Curve Digital to Highest Ever Opening Weekend Sales Revenue

The publisher reports more than $5 million in revenue for the first weekend along with the number 1 spot in the Steam Global Charts.

The Ascent’s PC Version Has DLSS and Ray-Tracing on Steam, but Not Game Pass

The Ascent’s PC Version Has DLSS and Ray-Tracing on Steam, but Not Game Pass

Thankfully, developer Neon Giant is aware of the issues, and is looking into fixes, so hopefully it won't be too long before they're addressed.

The Ascent Frame Rate Comparison – Xbox Series X vs Xbox One X

The Ascent Frame Rate Comparison – Xbox Series X vs Xbox One X

Here's how Neon Giant's cyberpunk action RPG stacks up on the Xbox Series X and Xbox One X with its performance and resolution.

The Ascent Prepares for Launch with New Trailer

The Ascent Prepares for Launch with New Trailer

Neon Giant's isometric cyberpunk action RPG is out later today for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC, and has received a new launch trailer.

The Ascent Review – Cyberpunk Masterclass

The Ascent Review – Cyberpunk Masterclass

The Ascent is an impressive accomplishment that realizes the full potential of its RPG mechanics, shooter combat, and cyberpunk world.

The Ascent Doesn’t Have Ray-Tracing on Xbox Series X/S

The Ascent Doesn’t Have Ray-Tracing on Xbox Series X/S

Developer Neon Giant confirmed the isometric cyberpunk action RPG only features ray-tracing in its PC version.

The Ascent Gets In Depth Gameplay Deep Dive Video

The Ascent Gets In Depth Gameplay Deep Dive Video

The upcoming RPG gets one of its biggest deep dives yet that covers the world, combat, encounters and so much more.

The Ascent Dev Talks Challenge Of Balance Between Xbox One And Xbox Series X/S Development With Cross-Play

The Ascent Dev Talks Challenge Of Balance Between Xbox One And Xbox Series X/S Development With Cross-Play

Neon Giant co-founder Arcade Berg talks about the delicate balance done in cross-gen development with a small team with added cross-play.

The Ascent Preload Is Now Live On Xbox And Microsoft Store

The Ascent Preload Is Now Live On Xbox And Microsoft Store

The indie RPG will release at the end of July, and you can preload it now. The game is 17.05 GB on Xbox and 28.76 GB on PC.

The Ascent – 13 Things You Need to Know

The Ascent – 13 Things You Need to Know

Neon Giant's co-op action RPG shooter sees players venturing through a cyberpunk arcology after the collapse of The Ascent Group.

The Ascent Gameplay Walkthrough Outlines Enemy Behavior, Cover, and More

The Ascent Gameplay Walkthrough Outlines Enemy Behavior, Cover, and More

Neon Giant co-founder Arcade Berg talks over the first 1.5 hours of the action RPG and discusses attributes, loot and combat.

The Ascent Will Support Nvidia DLSS and Ray Tracing on PC

The Ascent Will Support Nvidia DLSS and Ray Tracing on PC

Curve Digital's upcoming cyberpunk action RPG confirmed to feature support for DLSS and ray-traced reflections and shadows.

The Ascent Interview – World, Progression, Story, and More

The Ascent Interview – World, Progression, Story, and More

The Ascent creative director and Neon Giant co-founder Tor Frick speaks with GamingBolt about the upcoming RPG.

The Ascent is “Absolutely an Equal Experience” Across Co-op and Single Player, Says Developer

The Ascent is “Absolutely an Equal Experience” Across Co-op and Single Player, Says Developer

Those who want to play the action RPG solo won't have to worry about anything, creative director Tor Frick says.

The Ascent Gameplay Showcases Rooftops and Combat, Teases Boss Fight

The Ascent Gameplay Showcases Rooftops and Combat, Teases Boss Fight

Various areas, skills and gear are showcased in a new four minute gameplay preview for Neon Giant's upcoming action RPG.

The Ascent “Pushes the Quality” of Visuals on Xbox Series X/S, Says Dev

The Ascent “Pushes the Quality” of Visuals on Xbox Series X/S, Says Dev

But Unreal Engine 4 still allows the developer to maintain as much parity across generations as possible.

It Will Take Some Time for Developers to “Fully Embrace” the Xbox Series X’s Full Potential – The Ascent Developer

It Will Take Some Time for Developers to “Fully Embrace” the Xbox Series X’s Full Potential – The Ascent Developer

"I think it will take some time before it becomes apparent how big of a shift this will be," says creative director Tor Frick.

The Ascent Releases on July 29th for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC

The Ascent Releases on July 29th for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC

New trailer reveals more combat and co-op action.

The Ascent Developer Was Approached “Early in Development” for Xbox Console Exclusivity

The Ascent Developer Was Approached “Early in Development” for Xbox Console Exclusivity

"They have been a very supportive partner," says creative director Tor Frick.

The Ascent – Main Missions Offer 15 to 20 Hours of Gameplay, Cross-Play Between PC and Xbox Confirmed

The Ascent – Main Missions Offer 15 to 20 Hours of Gameplay, Cross-Play Between PC and Xbox Confirmed

The action RPG will also be available for Xbox Game Pass on consoles and PC.

Xbox Highlights 20 Indie Titles Coming To Game Pass At Launch

Xbox Highlights 20 Indie Titles Coming To Game Pass At Launch

As well as others already on the service or non-Game Pass indies.

The Ascent Trailer Showcases 4 Player Co-op Chaos

The Ascent Trailer Showcases 4 Player Co-op Chaos

The action RPG is slated for 2021.

The Ascent Has Been Delayed To 2021, Will Target Full 4K/60 FPS On Xbox Series X

The Ascent Has Been Delayed To 2021, Will Target Full 4K/60 FPS On Xbox Series X

It will also come to Xbox Game Pass at launch.

The Ascent Gameplay Trailer Showcases High-Level Combat

The Ascent Gameplay Trailer Showcases High-Level Combat

Check out some of the different abilities that the player character can use.

The Ascent Has No Randomly Generated Levels or Load Screens

The Ascent Has No Randomly Generated Levels or Load Screens

Other details, like gunfire filling up rooms with smoke, also revealed.

The Ascent Looks Impressive In New Xbox Series X Gameplay Footage

The Ascent Looks Impressive In New Xbox Series X Gameplay Footage

The upcoming action RPG is looking slick in multiple ways.

The Ascent Revealed – Action RPG Coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC in 2020

The Ascent Revealed – Action RPG Coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC in 2020

Venture through a cyberpunk world that's on the verge of collapse in this new action RPG.

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