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The Ascent Leaving Game Pass at the End of July

Game Pass subscribers are reminded to try out The Ascent before it leaves Microsoft's subscription service at the end of July. The gritty top-down action-RPG, released in 2021, takes place in a futuristic dystopia where players investigate the disappearance of a megacorporation. Despite receiving mixed reviews, The Ascent found its place in the Game Pass library due to its immersive gameplay and captivating world-building.

In the game, players assume the role of an indentured servant exploring the vast metropolis known as the Arcology. They navigate through gangs and corporate politics, engaging in combat with various enemies using a range of weapons. The Ascent's gameplay draws inspiration from cyberpunk elements, resembling Diablo with its focus on cooldown abilities and strategic use of environmental cover.

What sets The Ascent apart is its stunning art direction. The Arcology is filled with intricate visual details, creating a fully realized cyberpunk world that engulfs players in its atmosphere. The dense cityscape and oppressive atmosphere add to the overall immersion, making it a unique and visually appealing experience.

For players feeling burnt out by the monotony of Diablo IV, The Ascent offers a refreshing alternative. It provides a similar gameplay loop of interacting with NPCs, engaging in combat, and completing quests, but with a more deliberate pacing that requires players to be mindful of their surroundings and resource management.

The Ascent will no longer be available on Xbox and PC Game Pass after July 31. Subscribers have the opportunity to purchase the game for only $12, a significant discount from its regular price of $30. Take advantage of the remaining time to dive into the cyberpunk world of The Ascent and experience its captivating gameplay and stunning visuals.