The Ascent: Preload phase for the Cyberpunk Diablo has begun

The Ascent: Preload phase for the Cyberpunk Diablo has begun

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The release of the action role-playing game The Ascent, often referred to as "Cyberpunk Diablo", is getting closer and closer. However, you don't have to wait until July 29, 2021 to prepare for the launch. The development studio Neon Giant has recently given the go-ahead for the preload phase.

So you can already get all the important files from The Ascent (buy now € 25.49) on both the PC and the Pre-download Xbox consoles. However, the preload is not available on Steam, the PC version can currently only be downloaded from the Windows Store. Incidentally, it has a total size of 28.76 gigabytes, so it provides enough free hard disk space. The Xbox version of the action role-playing game, on the other hand, only weighs a little more than 17 gigabytes in the preview version. The reason for this large difference is not yet known. Incidentally, all those who decide early receive a discount of ten percent on the purchase price - both on the PC and on the Xbox platforms. So it's definitely worth it if you decide to buy now.

Neon Giant is a relatively young development studio that was only founded in Sweden in 2018. The pillars of the company include, for example, Tor Frick, Arcade Berg, Jonathan Heckley and Erik Gloersen, who have previously worked on games such as Gears of War, Far Cry 3 and Bulletstorm. There should therefore be no lack of experience in the field of action-oriented games.

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The Ascent Preload Is Now Live On Xbox And Microsoft Store

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There are many great indie titles coming out this year, and one of the most eye-catching has been The Ascent. An isometric RPG with a cyberpunk setting and unique look aims to be a full experience as either a solo or co-op title. It’s been an anticipated title for some time, and is one of many that are also hitting Game Pass on day 1. Now you can preload it and be ready for the big day.

The preload for both Xbox consoles and PC is now live for the game. Interestingly, there is quite a discrepancy between the console and PC versions. On Xbox, the size of the game is 17.05 GB, whereas on PC it’s reported to be 28.76 GB. It’s not clear why there’s a gap there.

The preload does not seem to be live for the Steam version just yet, with the PC version preload currently available only on the Windows Store, so it’s not known if there will be a difference between those platforms as well. As always with preloads, keep in mind that day 1 updates and things of that nature can always increase the size closer to launch.

The Ascent will launch on July 29th for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC. For all you need to know about the game, take a look through here for 13 facts about it.