Curve Digital announced they will publish the Neon Giant-developed multiplayer action-RPG The Ascent on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC-via Steam in 2020.
The Ascent is a solo and co-op action RPG set in a cyberpunk-themed world. There’s a mego-corporation named The Ascent Group who owns everyone, including the players, and it just collapsed. Now, society finds out if it can survive without it.
“We wanted to create a sci-fi RPG where players can play in the way they like, building up their character with cyberwear, augmentations, and looting in a story-driven environment,” says Tor Frick, Art Director and co-founder of Neon Giant. Arcade Berg, fellow co-founder and the studio’s Game Director adds – “For us, creating The Ascent has been about us all taking what we’ve learned from working on Triple-A titles and bringing it to a highly focused project like this, redefining what gamers might have come to expect from a title developed by a small and flexible team.”
The developer released a gameplay trailer that switches between gameplay and cinematics. It’s a decent preview of the game’s environments and how the players navigate the levels.
“It was obvious from the moment we met that Tor, Arcade, and the whole Neon Giant team that they were doing something very special,” says Simon Byron, Publishing Director, Curve Digital. “They know how to make games where combat feels right, and even in its very early stages, The Ascent has been enormously playable. Everyone at the studio is determined to show how a tightly-focused, passionate team can create something which will stand shoulder to shoulder with games whose credits run into the hundreds, and The Ascent truly is an audacious debut.”
“The fact that Microsoft has seen enough behind the scenes in the early stages of development to very publicly give The Ascent such overwhelming backing should give you an idea of its promise. I’m relieved we are finally able to start showing it publicly.”
You can watch the new trailer below:
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