Marcus Estrada writes: "Some of Ascent's highlights include planets that rival the size of Earth and our moon. Yes, as in full scale in-game planet models being that vast. Players can colonize these planets as they see fit, building and utilizing resources from the area. The government itself is controlled via its playerbase. As of the campaign's launch, there were around 400 players. With more this may become an even larger aspect of play. The quest players embark on in Ascent is full of combat, although of course you can instead focus on research, development, and exploration if you wish."