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Hype The Ascent | Co-op Trailer

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The Ascent is a solo and co-op Action-shooter RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The mega corporation that owns you and everyone, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed. Can you survive without it?

Play the entire game alone or work together with up to three friends in local or online co-op.
Customize your character with cyberware that suits your playstyle. Allocate new skill points as you level-up and try various augmentations to take down your enemies in new creative ways.
Meet new allies and ennemies and find loot as you explore the brimming world of The Ascent and its wide range of districts, from the deep slums to the higher luxury spheres.



 
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cormack12

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Looks like I get to say hello to another game like alien nation that stole my life.
 
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Intrigued. I wonder if the slow walking is done on purpose or if these just happened to be the clips they grabbed.

Also, I really hope it’s light RPG elements. I can’t imagine having 3 teammates and waiting on them to mess around with inventory and stats.
 
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Steam page for us PC gamers

 
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Kuranghi

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Looks super cool.

I have a feeling it might not be a super performant game, tons of alpha effects and it shows the framerate dropping quite a few times. Might be one of those where you really need to crush the resolution to get locked 60 just due to the presentation, but hopefully it'll have a Performance or Fidelity option on Xbox. I don't think this is a game that should be played at 30fps but if its required for me to get that super sweet IQ seen in the trailer I may well do it.
 

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I love top down games like this, but I'm not usually playing for the graphics. This game though is gorgeous. I'm really excited about this one
 
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Yeah cant wait for this

I love top down games like this, but I'm not usually playing for the graphics. This game though is gorgeous. I'm really excited about this one

im really struggle to find a top-down shooter that doesn't have good graphics. most of them are gorgeous filled with details
 
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GymWolf

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You know that it's an xbox game when even the trailer say "tool up".

Other than that, it looks fucking great, day one 🕺

graphically it mop the floor with diablo 4.
 
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JerryinSoCal

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This is still the only xbox exclusive game I'm interested in, wasn't it supposed to be a launch game originally?
 

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The *real* Cyberpunk game we've all been waiting for of course.
 

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Can't come soon enough! Game keeps looking better and better each preview and trailer.
 

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I'm loving the lighting and effects in this game. Looks like a legit next-gen game even though it's cross-gen. I really don't ex[etc this to run well on Xbox One.
 
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Mister Wolf

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Man the detail and amount of assets in this is really surprising for a smaller studio. I wonder how long they have been working on it.

Microsoft scooping up exclusive rights to all the top tier indie titles. Continuing what they started with Cuphead. Ascent, Scorn, Death's Door, etc
 
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Uncle Phil needs to buy these guys and get them the judge dread license fantastic game. I hope we have a good community for the game.
Oh I like that idea, imagine thus kind of thing set in mega city one, the quest lines available are huge.
 
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Man the detail and amount of assets in this is really surprising for a smaller studio. I wonder how long they have been working on it.
A team of only 11 developers and the composer have been working on this game for a little over 3 1/2 years.

Each of the devs used to be a lead on other big name titles like Wolfenstein, Gears Of War, Bulletstorm, etc. - so it's like having 2 or 3 developers in each one🤘🏻💯
 

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The Ascent is a solo and co-op Action-shooter RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The mega corporation that owns you and everyone, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed. Can you survive without it?

Play the entire game alone or work together with up to three friends in local or online co-op.
Customize your character with cyberware that suits your playstyle. Allocate new skill points as you level-up and try various augmentations to take down your enemies in new creative ways.
Meet new allies and ennemies and find loot as you explore the brimming world of The Ascent and its wide range of districts, from the deep slums to the higher luxury spheres.



This is 100% my kind of game. Awesome trailer - can't wait ! 🔥🔥🔥
 

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A team of only 11 developers and the composer have been working on this game for a little over 3 1/2 years.

Each of the devs used to be a lead on other big name titles like Wolfenstein, Gears Of War, Bulletstorm, etc. - so it's like having 2 or 3 developers in each one🤘🏻💯
Cool I Googled on them and it turns out they are located in Uppsala Sweden 💪 Had no idea!

Found a developer walkthrough I hadn’t seen before, several months old but if someone else has missed it too, check it out!

 

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Cool I Googled on them and it turns out they are located in Uppsala Sweden 💪 Had no idea!

Found a developer walkthrough I hadn’t seen before, several months old but if someone else has missed it too, check it out!


The game looks super great, I'm very excited but I hope the stutter in this video is just small framerate drops below 60 that they can fix/optimise out. If its frame-pacing issues, more and more these days I find that doesn't get fixed in the final release, the devs either can't see it or don't consider it a big enough deal to do anything about.

I wouldn't say this if it was in just one video they released, but its happening in every video posted in this thread and all the others I've seen of the game. I'll be playing on PC anyway so hopefully I can use external sync solutions to fix it if they don't, but I'm also getting tired of this, I know there are times when frametimes might spike during autosaving and loading world data, or other operations that are nothing to do with GPU load, but having frame-pacing problems is just frustrating because you can't always fix it, even with a lot of jiggery-pokery.

If a game has wildly flutuating GPU usage that means its hard to lock to X framerate (Example: RE2&3 remakes) thats annoying for sure, but at least you can get almost perfectly paced frames by lowering resolution or framerate in that case.

This game has an "isometric" view so you aren't so close to the character that stutters in animation matter as much as say, in an FPS, BUT because of that view the camera movement is at a constant pace and thats what makes the stutter so visible to me.