The Ascent release date was announced during the Xbox Series X gameplay reveal, and fans are wondering when the game will launch. No specific date was given, but Microsoft’s page gives a vague 2020 release.
The Ascent is a solo and co-op action RPG set in a cyberpunk world, and seems to play much like Alien Swarm.
The Ascent release date is set for holiday 2020, most likely around the launch of Xbox Series X. Since the game was developed by Microsoft itself, the company will want to have it as a launch title. If it is somehow delayed, that will be a big blow in the Xbox versus PlayStation console war.
The launch titles are almost as important as the console itself when it first arrives, and while some consoles had terrible games and still survived, both PlayStation and Xbox can’t back down.
There were numerous games revealed during the Xbox Series X gameplay reveal stream. Games like Dirt 5, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Chorus and more took the center stage as viewers got the first look at what to expect from Microsoft’s next console.