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The Ascent will be released for PS4 and PS5 in March

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Curve Games announced the news today. It’s official: The Ascent is coming to PlayStation consoles. First outed by the ESRB back in January, the Neon Giant-developed game will be released for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on March 24. The isometric shooter RPG is set in a cyberpunk metropolis where mega-corporations rulke the place. Here, everyone works for them as indentured servents, paying off debt they owe to the corporations for bringing them to Veles. Released on July 29 for…

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The Ascent is coming to PlayStation consoles, according to the ESRB

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The ratings board is pretty reliable about outing games ahead of time. It looks like The Ascent is coming to PlayStation consoles. That’s according to an ESRB rating dug up by Gematsu which lists the game for PS4 and PS5. The same listing popped up in Taiwan back in December. The Ascent is an isometric shooter RPG set in a cyberpunk metropolis where mega-corporations rule a world, one where everyone works for them in a form of indentured servitude, paying…

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Here’s The Ascent in first-person

By Sherif Saed 11 August 2021 12:40 GMT The Ascent’s would work just fine as a first-person game.The Ascent is an isometric shooter, the first game from indie outfit Neon Giant. One of its most immediately noticeable qualities is just how detailed and visually stunning its cyberpunk world is – and that’s just from an overhead perspective.But what happens if you unlock the camera and really examine that detail up close? Well, it turns out that The Ascent looks just as impressive. YouTuber Griff Griffin made use of Universal Unreal Engine 4 Unlocker and freed the camera. They then want…

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The Ascent developers working to bring DLSS to PC version on Game Pass

By Stephany Nunneley 31 July 2021 21:09 GMT Apparently, the Steam version of The Ascent and the PC version available through Game Pass are not the same.This is according to players of The Ascent on PC that noticed the Game Pass version does not support Nvidia’s DLSS and that ray tracing doesn’t work. Watch on YouTubeSeems Neon Giant is on the case though, as it has stated it is working to bring the two versions to parity.“It is being looked at, with the intent of fixing it/bringing it to parity with Steam across the board,” said studio co-founder Tor Frick…

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The Ascent review: a fun cyberpunk shooter that takes a while to warm up

Having previewed top-down cyberpunk shooty RPG The Ascent a little while back, I thought it was just all right at the time. But now that I’ve plugged myself into the mainframe for many hours, I see that it takes time for The Ascent’s mechanical heart to get the blood pumping. After it’s limbered up, this game is often a great time. I say “often” because The Ascent can veer from extremely fun to extremely infuriating in a matter of nano-seconds. There’s a lot to like here, but the way it’s wired means it frequently trips itself up. Remain patient enough…

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The Ascent review – a consistently stunning and surprising action game that sets a new standard

It’s not often we get a game like The Ascent.I don’t know what it is about the top-down shooter genre that endears it to indie developers. There are too many of them – usually with a pixel-arty look, but simultaneously not enough – the kind that used to push visuals and environmental detail to the point that you’d want to hack in a first-person camera just to get as close as possible to their worlds.I would have been content with The Ascent being among the latter; it’s what I went in expecting. The Ascent is that, and so much more.Watch…

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The Ascent’s top-down cyberpunk shooting is looking, you know, fine

Going by the art for top-down cyberpunk shooter The Ascent, I thought I’d be in for a thrill ride. It’s bold and red and has these three menacing characters with guns that look ready for violence. All set in a gritty cyberpunk world as well? “Sheesh”, I thought. “This is a recipe for a raucous time, and I’m not sure I’ll be able to handle just how darn unchained it’s going to get.” So when I got hands on with The Ascent, I was surprised to find I felt quite indifferent about it all. I’d expected to coat walls with…

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The Ascent is a co-op cyberpunk shooter that pops

It’s rare that I’m impressed by graphics anymore, but The Ascent’s recent trailer had me stepping through it frame-by-frame just so I could squint at the details. It’s a co-op, topdown shooter set in a cyberpunk world, and it bangs, fizzes, smokes, and glistens in pleasing ways. Read more