The Ascent has been officially confirmed for PS5 and PS4, and is out in March

Cyberpunk action RPG The Ascent is coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, it has been officially announced.

The game will be released on March 24, 2022 and will cost $24.99 / £24.99, but players can receive a 10% discount if they are a member of PS Plus and they pre-order the game.

Players on PlayStation will receive an “RPEG 33 Rocket Launcher with its unique blue laser targeting system” if they pre-order the game.

The announcement has been expected for a while, following a rating for the game for Sony’s consoles by the US Entertainment Software Rating Board. It had also previously been rated for classification for PS4 and PS5 in Taiwan.

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Developed by Swedish indie studio Neon Giant, The Ascent has been a PC and Xbox console exclusive (and a day one Xbox Game Pass title) since it was released in July 2021.

The developer had previously said it was “aware” of demand for a PS5 version and told users to stay tuned for updates.

Set in a futuristic cyberpunk world, the game puts players in the role of a worker for The Ascent Group, a megacorporation that suddenly collapses without warning, leading to anarchy.

As other organizations and syndicates fight each other to try and take control of the city, it’s up to the player to make sure nobody manages to pull it off, while at the same time trying to find out what caused The Ascent Group’s collapse.

VGC’s The Ascent review said: “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.”