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Indie Studio Neon Giant Announces Cyberpunk-Themed Co-op Shooter The Ascent For Xbox Series X

by Brian Shea on May 07, 2020 at 10:28 AM

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Neon Giant, a small independent game studio based in Upssala, Sweden, has announced The Ascent. This cooperative, cyberpunk-themed isometric shooter was announced during today's special episode of Inside Xbox highlighting upcoming third-party titles for the Xbox Series X.

The Ascent is named after the in-game corporation The Ascent Group, which owns everyone and everything. However, when the corporation collapses, leaving society in chaos, everyone is left to fend for themselves. Gangs and hostile corporations make a play to step in and take over, so it's your join to not only intervene in their attempts, but also get to the bottom of what caused the enormous company to collapse.

Neon Giant is a small studio of just over 10 team members, but the team has loads of triple-A experience through series like Doom, Wolfenstein, Bulletstorm, and Gears of War. When the studio was founded in 2018, Goodbye Kansas Game Invest, the Swedish firm that aims to assist game developers, sang the team's praises. "Neon Giant consists of a real dream team that not only has enormous experience, they also have an incredibly efficient working process," Goodbye Kansas CEO Per-Arne Luundberg said. "I'm convinced that their first release will be a milestone in Swedist game development."

According to IGN, The Ascent is due to launch this fall for Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC. It will also take advantage of Xbox's Smart Delivery feature, which lets you buy one version and get the upgraded versions without an additional purchase.

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The Ascent

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
July 29, 2021 (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC), 
March 24, 2022 (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4)