The chances of The Ascent getting a sequel appear to be steadily increasing. Curve Games has announced that the debut title from Swedish indie studio Neon Giant, a critically acclaimed solo and co-op action-shooter RPG set in a cyberpunk world, has sold 1 million copies worldwide following its launch in July 2021. The Ascent is currently available for as low as $7.72, while the Cyber Edition Bundle, a bundle that adds the game’s Cyber Heist DLC, is available on Steam for $13.89. Some of the modern features that The Ascent supports include ray tracing (shadows, reflections, ambient occlusion) and NVIDIA DLSS 2 for improved performance.
“A million thanks to all our players for visiting Veles. We’re excited and thankful to you, our team and our partners for making this possible,” said Arcade Berg, Creative Director and co-founder of Neon Giant.
“We’re delighted to celebrate this incredible milestone with Arcade, Tor and the team at Neon Giant,” commented John Clark, CEO at Curve Games. “The team has continued to release great new content, building on the game’s growing fanbase, and I’m sure there will be more good news to announce soon.”
From a Curve Games press release:
A solo and co-op action-shooter RPG set in a wonderfully realised sci-fi cyberpunk world, The Ascent is the first title from Neon Giant, a studio composed of games industry veterans who were some of the minds behind iconic AAA titles such as Gears of War, Bulletstorm and Wolfenstein franchises.
The Ascent sees players dive into ‘The Ascent Group’ arcology, a self-contained corporate-run metropolis stretching high into the sky and filled with creatures from all over the galaxy. Taking on the role of an indentured worker, the world starts to go haywire when The Ascent Group shuts down for unknown reasons. Life becomes a case of survival, with rival corporations and crime syndicates looking to fill the empty space. Players will have to take up arms and hold them off. The Ascent begins here.