The Ascent: Watch 12 Minutes of Next-Gen Gameplay – IGN First

Take a look at 12 minutes of gameplay footage (yes, it's actual gameplay!) from the Xbox Series X exclusive action-RPG, The Ascent.

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Obscure_Observer746d ago


The attention to detail... is... INSANE

I love how Phil is making RPGs and Horror games on Xbox a prority. Regarding this particular game:

Day One!

TheHateTheyGive745d ago

Day one for everyone, im buying 30 xbox series x because why not, its the internet i can say anything without showing proof.

timotim745d ago


His name really suits him well doesn't it haha

WillyC009745d ago

I applaud you for the excellent post! Well played.

sprinterboy745d ago (Edited 745d ago )

Super interested in the game and day 1 for me as I love twin stick shooters and I love the setting and colour pallet but the games clearly alpha and clearly in need of lot of work still, animations at the end, performance issues and little skips or jumps and a lot of signs you couldn't read as too pixalated so again more work needed but it does look good and right up my street.
Not bashing but clearly alpha but very promising

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RazzerRedux745d ago

Loving what I'm seeing here. This looks right up my alley.

Wetpapertowel745d ago

I agree. I actually love the look of this game.

GTgamer745d ago

This man attacks Godfall at every turn but this game impresses him wowwwww 😱

Donnie81745d ago

Looks really fun! I’ll be right there with you on day one

SyntheticForm745d ago

It does look good.

Alright, alright, I could play that.

LordoftheCritics745d ago

Ok that does look pretty good.

Palitera745d ago (Edited 745d ago )

To be honest, it looks like a VERY bad Alienation remake.

Knushwood Butt745d ago

I was going to say Alienation but you beat me to it.

Not that there's anything wrong with this genre, but I don't need next gen hardware for this.

IRetrouk745d ago

Reminded me of the game before that, dead nation, both great games though, this one should be fun too.

StormSnooper745d ago

Really? “Attention to detail is INSANE”? Either you are easy to satisfy or I’m losing my eyesight.

Obscure_Observer744d ago


"Really? “Attention to detail is INSANE”? Either you are easy to satisfy or I’m losing my eyesight."

Or Digital Foundry´s John Linneman and Alex Battaglia should be fired and replaced by experts such as you.


I would suggest you to see you eye doctor, but I guess you know better than he do. S/

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Fishy Fingers746d ago (Edited 746d ago )

Seems it wouldnt be a new gen without a twin stick shooter to go with it. I remember playing a lot of Geometry Wars at the start of last gen and just as much Super Stardust Ultra this gen.

RpgSama745d ago

Resogun for me! Platinumed that baby.

RazzerRedux745d ago (Edited 745d ago )

Are you sure it is a twin stick shooter? Isn't tagged such on Steam. I was thinking this is more like a sci-fi Diablo. I could be wrong though.


PrinceAli745d ago

Look at it's gameplay what do you mean are you sure lool??? What else could it possibly be!?

RazzerRedux745d ago


Didn't I answer that question before you even asked it?

" I was thinking this is more like a sci-fi Diablo."

DerfDerf745d ago

You are correct. My understanding is also that it is sci fi dungeon crawler

DerfDerf745d ago

My understanding is that it is not a twin stick shooter and that is actually a dungeon crawler like Diablo.

NeoGamer232745d ago (Edited 745d ago )

This is an RPG. And probably twin stick controls.

I love twin sticks and RPGs. In the XB presentation this one most interested me because it wasn't something I was expecting.

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NecrumOddBoy746d ago (Edited 746d ago )

The setting, aesthetics, and overall presentation looks incredible but it plays like a twin-stick shooter with co-op and I don't really like that if this truly an RPG. I can't really tell if it's a Diablo-like game or what is really going on. That dark and metal Si-FyberPunk style is badass though.

Zarock744d ago

The gameplay is so stuttery and choppy this proves that all the ssd hype is just pure marketing bullshit.

TheHateTheyGive745d ago

My base ps4 can run this, maybe even 360 and ps3.

neutralgamer1992745d ago


Could I ask why a base PS4/Xbox one couldn't run this? What's so next gen about this gameplay demo that isn't possible on current consoles ?

Not saying it doesn't look good but I don't think this is the type of game that will make people say oh wow this is next gen game

GTgamer745d ago

The game is releasing on the base xbox one too so of course base ps4 can run this so I'm assuming he's must be responding to the ps3/360 part of the comment if not then he smoking something

RazzerRedux745d ago (Edited 745d ago )

"Could I ask why a base PS4/Xbox one couldn't run this?"

I think Dissidia's point is that it can't because it won't be available on PS4.

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RazzerRedux745d ago (Edited 745d ago )

PS exclusive feature of this game is being able to find The Ascent on the PS store. First person to find it there gets it free.

Start searching.

Poopmist745d ago

360 and ps3 wouldn't be able to handle that lighting at all.

Movefasta1993745d ago (Edited 745d ago )

Not at 4k 60, the series x will run it at those settings I bet

Neonridr745d ago

you do live up to your name..

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SyntheticForm745d ago

Such disingenuous nonsense.

Nobody could possibly believe that indies and smaller scale games would just disappear, or that the ushering in of next-gen means these types of games will or should fall out of existence.

Also, for what this is, it's fantastically detailed and visually impressive overall.

NeoGamer232745d ago

Not at the level of detail and fidelity.

And, I think most games will be cross-gen this time around anyhow. XBO and PS4 are both still very capable consoles. They just don't hit 4K without going to Pro or X versions. And the Pro and X versions probably can't do the detail we see here.

InUrFoxHole745d ago

Lol when COVID-19 has driven you from mad to insane!!!

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