The Ascent climbs its way up to Xbox Game Pass on day one

The Ascent will be coming to Xbox Game Pass with an announcement trailer shown at the Xbox/Bethesda E3 2021.


The Xbox/Bethesda E3 2021 Showcase announced a ton of games coming to Xbox Game Pass and The Ascent was another indie title featured today. The twin-stick shooter looter is set to release on July 29. The Ascent will be available on Xbox Game Pass via console, PC, and cloud-enabled devices.

We had a lot to look at throughout the Xbox/Bethesda E3 2021 Showcase and there was no shortage of new additions to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Microsoft is bringing The Ascent to Xbox Game Pass and giving gamers a chance to try the cyberpunk twin-stick shooter when it releases on July 29. Check out what developer, Neon Giant, and publisher, Curve Digital, have to say about The Ascent.

The Ascent is a solo and co-op Action-shooter RPG, set on Veles, a packed cyberpunk world.

Welcome to The Ascent Group arcology, a corporate-run metropolis stretching high into the sky and filled with creatures from all over the galaxy. You play as a worker, enslaved by the company that owns you and everyone else in your district. One day, you are suddenly caught in a vortex of catastrophic events: The Ascent Group shuts down for unknown reasons and the survival of your district is threatened. You must take up arms and embark on a new mission to find out what started it all.

The short trailer showed a quick look at the action we'll expect to see from The Ascent, with intense action in its solo and co-op play. The Ascent is set to release for all Xbox Game Pass devices, including consoles, PCs, and cloud-compatible mobile gadgets on July 29. The Xbox Game Pass continues to gather titles under its ever-expanding umbrella with news coming from the Xbox/Bethesda E3 2021 Showcase. Keep your browsers here on Shacknews for more announcements from E3 2021 as they develop.

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From the test launch of the NES in New York to 4K gaming in his living room, Bryan Lefler has been immersed in video games his entire life. Battle tested in the arena shooters of the turn of the century yet kind to all animals that may cross him, Bryan enjoys a breadth of games but strives to be the best in any contest of digital skill. He is a former esports competitor and has been part of the Shacknews community for over 15 years. You can also catch him on skankcore64 streams on the Shacknews Twitch channel where he plays through the N64 library and follow him on Twitter @skankcore.

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