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The Ascent Announced for Xbox One and Xbox Series X

The Ascent

Neon Giant and Curve Digital have just announced solo and co-op action RPG The Ascent at Microsoft’s Inside Xbox presentation.

As stated on the Microsoft website [1, 2], the Ascent Group owned everything and everyone, before its collapse. Now chaos is rampant, and everyone is fending for themselves.

You now defend what is left, trying to stop gangs and rival corporations from taking over, all while trying to learn what happened.

Make allies, take advantages of your foe’s weaknesses (even their height), loot what you can, customize your body with cybernetics, and fight with up to three friends in local or online co-op.

You can find the announcement trailer below.

You can find the full rundown (via Microsoft) below.


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.

Optimized 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.

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.

Shoot and Loot

Consider 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.

Customization 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.

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 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.


The Ascent launches 2020 for Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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