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Publisher Curve Games and Swedish indie development studio Neon Giant are delighted to announce that their popular cyberpunk action-shooter RPG The Ascent is available from today on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The Ascent is set for an even more immersive experience on PlayStation 5 with the exciting added features of the DualSense Controller and also includes all previous content added to the game on other platforms since launch in July, such as Photo Mode, New Game+, Transmogrification, and free DLC pack content with their unique new weapons, skins, and cosmetics.

Co-founder and Creative Director of the studio Arcade Berg said: “We’ve been blown away by the reception and success of The Ascent since July. There’s also been a lot of love from our community, acknowledging we’re a small team committed to continuing to improve the game as much as we can with more content – and we’re so grateful for that support! We’re always thinking about what makes the most sense to be developing next, and I’m super happy that we have been able to bring the game to even more people on the PlayStation platforms! Playstation 5 has particularly sweet features with the haptic feedback of the new DualSense controller, so we’re really excited for PlayStation players to get stuck in!”

Tor Frick, Creative Director and fellow co-founder of Neon Giant added: “We’re really excited to be able to now share the world of Veles with PlayStation players and grow our amazing community. It’s been over half a year since the original release of The Ascent, and all Playstation versions of the game will be getting all the quality of life improvements we’ve made in The Ascent since then. We can’t wait to see what PlayStation players think of The Ascent!”

About The Ascent on PlayStation

The rich and vibrant world on the planet Veles has been enhanced even more with the power of PlayStation and the DualSense Controller.

  • Haptic Feedback – Haptic Feedback enhances each interaction and battle in The Ascent. Every type of movement characters make will provide a different sensation, whether it’s shooting, dodging, sneaking. Weapons are dynamic and each gun will feel unique in players’ hands, whether it’s shotguns, energy rifles, blade guns or the mighty rocket launchers.
  • DualSense Controller Speaker – Players can now experience another level of sound within the game via the DualSence Controller Speaker, with the sound of health packs and enemy alerts dropping in the heart of the action and advertisements playing as you roam the neon lined streets in the vast Arcology up close out of the controller speaker.
  • Power of PlayStation 5 – The PlayStation 5 hardware means The Ascent will be hitting 4K 60 FPS, so players can experience the beautiful world of Veles in high definition.

In addition to these PlayStation 5 specific features, both the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 versions of the game will include all the amazing additions the developers have added to The Ascent since the July launch on PC and Xbox platforms, including:

  • Photo Mode
  • New Game+
  • Transmogrification
  • Free DLC packs with their unique new weapons, skins and cosmetics.

The Ascent benefits from cross-buy on PlayStation platforms (buy on PlayStation 4 and obtain the PlayStation 5 version for free and vice versa).

Currently, there is no cross-play between the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of The Ascent, but this feature is currently being worked on and will be available to players in the coming months.

About The Ascent

A solo and co-op action-shooter RPG set in a sci-fi cyberpunk world, The Ascent is the first title from Neon Giant, a new 12-person studio composed of games industry veterans who were some of the minds behind iconic AAA titles such as the Gears of War, Bulletstorm, and Wolfenstein franchises. The Ascent is now available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, and PC and Xbox Game Pass.

About Curve Games

Curve Games is an award-winning independent label working with developers across the world to deliver the best in interactive entertainment. With a uniquely diverse games catalogue that includes renowned indie hits such as For the King, Bomber Crew, The Ascent and Lawn Mowing Simulator, and the multi-million selling smash hit Human Fall Flat, Curve Games has taken its place as one of the leading games publishers worldwide.

About Neon Giant

Neon Giant is a small team of experienced games industry veterans with a heritage in some of the world’s biggest action game franchises. With our combined know-how, passion, and ambition, we’ve set out to create a new type of studio. Our intention is to draw upon our AAA experience and focus on working efficiently, empowering each individual in order to maximise our creativity and push the boundaries of making really fun videogames. At Neon Giant, every team member is a key player in our bold vision of creating world-class action games that will stand proud and tall with the giants. Small is beautiful, small is Neon Giant.

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