The Ascent has been rated for PS4 and PS5 in Taiwan
New rating suggests the Xbox and PC title is headed to PlayStation platforms
Xbox console exclusive The Ascent has been rated for PS4 and PS5 in Taiwan.
The Taiwan Entertainment Software Rating Information website has separate listings for the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game.
According to the listings, the game – which is published by Curve Digital in the west – may be handled by Korean publisher H2 Interactive, at least for its Taiwanese release.
The game has been an Xbox exclusive (and a day one Game Pass title) since it was released in July.
The Ascent trailer
However, the game’s developer has previously said that it was “aware” of demand for a PS5 version and told users to stay tuned for updates.
Responding to a follower in October, The Ascent’s official Twitter account gave fans hope that a PlayStation version of the game could eventually arrive.
It wrote: “Thanks for letting us know you’d like to see The Ascent on PS5! While we don’t have anything to announce right now, we want you to know we hear you and the team are aware of the demand for a PS5 version. Keep an eye right here on our Twitter for updates!”
The Ascent is a cyberpunk-themed action RPG by indie studio Neon Giant, a new developer based in Sweden. The game released to favourable reviews in July for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.
Set in a futuristic cyberpunk world, The Ascent puts players in the role of a worker for The Ascent Group, a megacorporation that suddenly collapses without warning, leading to anarchy.
As other organisations and syndicates fight each other to try and take control of the city, it’s up to your character to make sure nobody manages to pull it off, while at the same time trying to find out what caused The Ascent Group to collapse.
VGC’s The Ascent review stated: “When you break it down to its basic components, The Ascent doesn’t do anything that particularly pushes the genre forward in any way. But when it looks as phenomenal as this and is as thoroughly entertaining to play, it doesn’t have to.
“Its fantastically detailed world design and its incredible lighting make it one of the most visually stunning games of its type we’ve ever played, and while its plot and dialogue can feel like trying to break through diamond at times, the exploration and combat that flow around it make everything else a real joy.”