The Ascent launches in July exclusively on the Xbox console


The Ascent action-shooter will be released on July 29 exclusively for the Xbox console.

Earlier today, publisher Curve Digital revealed that The Ascent has a July 29 release date, so it’s not long until we can shoot them in style. When it comes to platforms, The Ascent is an Xbox console exclusive, launching on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, as well as PC.

When The Ascent launches on July 29, it will be available immediately through Xbox Game Pass for each platform. Additionally, the shooter will feature 4K graphics at 60FPS, but publisher Curve Digital’s press release only mentions the Xbox Series X as supporting both 4K and 60FPS.

If you’re unfamiliar with The Ascent, it’s a near-top-down 2.5D shooter that can be played solo or with up to three other players. As one of the playable characters, you’re tasked with battling your way through hordes of enemies in a futuristic neon-lit cityscape, collecting components and weapons to boost your firepower and abilities along the way.

The Ascent is being developed by Neon Giant (a befitting name for such a neon-style game), a group of 12 developers made up of veterans of the Gears of War and Wolfenstein franchises. So this group of developers clearly know what it takes to create a compelling shooter.

For a full rundown of all the other games coming to Xbox’s more powerful console over the next few months, head over to our upcoming Xbox Series X games guide to learn more.


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