Experience the immersive world of The Ascent on PS5, available tomorrow

Greetings fellow scripters! Everything you know is about to change. Your rewarding career of forced servitude with The Ascent Group on the planet Veles is coming to an end and the real adventure is just beginning. The Ascent mega corporation that belongs to you and everyone in it just collapsed. Can you survive without it?

The cyberpunk world of Ascent arrives tomorrow on PS4 and PS5. Developed by our 12-person team here at Neon Giant and published by Curve Games, The Ascent is a solo and cooperative action-shooter RPG set in a cyberpunk world. Based on a corporate-run metropolis that stretches into the sky and is filled with creatures from across the galaxy. You play as a worker, enslaved by the company that belongs to you and everyone else in your district: The Ascent Group. One day you are suddenly caught in a vortex of catastrophic events: The Ascent Group closes 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 rich world of planet Veles has been made even better by the power of the PS5’s DualSense wireless controller. Hear and feel the dystopian arcology of The Ascent with everything from the sounds of commercials to the feel of its dynamic weapons in your hands.

the power of sound

Thanks to the DualSense controller speaker, gamers can experience another level of in-game sound. In the heat of the action in the middle of the firefight, just when you think you’re done, players can hear health packs dropping from enemies. Every time you get hit or alert a group of enemies; you will hear the action coming out of your hands. In the less action-packed moments, as you walk the arcology’s neon streets, you’ll hear corporate propaganda and arcology announcements trying to brainwash you.

The sound of The Ascent has been produced by the award-winning Sweet Justice Sound studio, which has taken the experience to new heights. Using the power of the DualSense controller in a unique way, Sweet Justice Sound has manipulated various synthetic sources, from modular synth sounds to EDM drum loops, to create unique sounds and pair them with events in game audio to enhance gaming experiences. Players. like specific sounds to navigate the menu to make it feel tactical and battery kicks to reload so the player knows when the reload is complete.

The Ascent also takes advantage of the PS5’s 3D Tempest AudioTech option for TV speakers and sound systems along with the PS5 Pulse wireless headset.

feel it

Haptic feedback from the DualSense controller enhances every interaction and battle in The Ascent. Each type of move your character makes will provide a different feel, whether you’re shooting, dodging, sneaking, or protecting yourself from Corp-funded mercenary groups like Onyx Void. You will also feel the constantly changing environment and constantly moving Cypro as you navigate through the world of Veles, fully convincing you that you are a part of this Cyber-Dystopian world.

The Ascent is all about weapons. The arsenal is dynamic and each weapon will feel unique in your hands. Whether your venom is shotguns, energy rifles, blade guns, or everyone’s favorite rocket launchers, you’ll feel the difference via the DualSense wireless controller (including the RPEG 33 Rocket Launcher which is exclusive to PlayStation with pre-order).

About the Ascent

With The Ascent coming to PS5 at 4K 60 FPS, you’ll experience the beautiful world of The Ascent in high definition, best showcased in Photo Mode.

The Ascent on PlayStation includes all the amazing additions the developers have added to the game since July, including Photo Mode, New Game+, Transmogrification, free DLC packs with their new weapon skins, and unique cosmetics.

The Ascent launches tomorrow March 24 on PS4 and PS5, with cross-purchase: if you buy The Ascent on PS5, you get it on PS4 and vice versa. Thanks for reading and good luck out there.