The Ascent Will Arrive in 2021, No Longer an Xbox Series Launch Game

By | October 28, 2020

The Ascent, which was once set to be a launch title for both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, will now be released in 2021.Originally revealed at Microsoft’s first next-gen Inside Xbox broadcast, The Ascent is an action-RPG set in a cyberpunk world and appears to be a wonderful mashup of Diablo and Judge Dredd, as we have previously noted.

Developer Neon Giant has also shared a new video that showcases the development and highlights a few features coming to The Ascent when it is released on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, and PC in 2021. It will also be available for Xbox Game Pass subscribers at launch.

We featured The Ascent as our IGN First game for May 2020 and took a look at gameplay, concept art, how it originally became an Xbox Series X launch exclusive, and much more.

The Ascent has you taking on the role of an indentured worker who will dive deep into ‘The Ascent Group’ arcology, a self-contained corporate-run metropolis stretches high into the sky and is filled with “creatures from all over the galaxy.”

The Ascent – Exclusive Next-Gen Screenshots and Concept Art

It’s an adventure that can be played solo or with up to four players in co-op modes and is targeting 60 fps and full 4K support on Xbox Series X alongside “amazing gameplay performance for the new generation of console players.”
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