The Ascent is a stable expertise that, sadly, wasn’t created equal throughout all platforms. The cyberpunk co-op shooter is offered on Steam in addition to Xbox platforms, together with Sport Go for console and PC. Nonetheless, gamers shortly found that options current within the Steam model, akin to ray tracing and DLSS, have been lacking from the Sport Go model. The expertise has additionally suffered from quite a few bugs. Gamers are justifiably miffed about the entire thing, and developer Neon Big has taken step one in righting the ship by releasing a patch aimed toward correcting plenty of points.
The brand new patch is now stay for Steam gamers and shall be coming to Home windows 10 and Xbox “shortly”, in keeping with Neon Big’s patch notes. You possibly can learn the total checklist of fixes right here, however some massive enhancements embrace:
- Fixes to enhance efficiency in DX12, additionally with ray tracing (Steam & Home windows 10 solely)
- Ray Tracing is now accessible to gamers on the Home windows Retailer
- Launched a brand new system to bypass conditions the place save recordsdata may turn out to be corrupted.
- Fixes to conditions in co-op the place the host leaving the sport may trigger the shopper to lose progress.
This patch ought to hopefully make The Ascent a greater expertise as a result of it positively has some good concepts. In his evaluation, Sport Informer video editor Alex Stadnik says that whereas the sport has its fair proportion of flaws, its issues “don’t detract from my total enjoyment of the sport. I gained’t write my thesis on its commentary on capitalism, however I’ll fondly bear in mind my co-op classes the place I tore via this cyberpunk world.”
The Ascent is offered on Xbox Sequence X/S, Xbox One, and PC.
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