The Ascent's Launch Weekend Was Curve Digital's Most Successful Ever

The Ascent's Launch Weekend Was Curve Digital's Most Successful Ever

Matt Lorrigan

Cyberpunk shooter The Ascent enjoyed strong sales at launch, with publisher Curve Digital announcing that it achieved its highest ever opening weekend sales revenue.

Across Xbox and PC, The Ascent brought in more than $5 million, which doesn't even include any revenue from Microsoft for launching on Xbox Game Pass. On top of the sales revenue, The Ascent has generated over 10 million views on YouTube and Twitch.

“The Ascent is the first game out of Curve where our new team has been able to substantially make their mark, working closely with the developer and our platform partners,” said Curve Digital CEO John Clark. “This success is the result of a genuine team effort throughout the company, the arrival of new leadership and talent and is truly reflective of our new approach of being developer and player focused in all that we do.”

The game was created by Neon Giant, a team of ex-AAA developers, who have been “overwhelmed by the positive response” from the community and players.

“As a small team of twelve, creating The Ascent has taken a monumental effort, and we cannot express how grateful we are to everyone who has played the game and given us feedback,” said Neon Giant in a statement.

The Ascent is available now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. You can check out our review of the game right here.

  • I’m only about half hour in but it feels quiet polished and is rather good.
  • It’s alright. Played it for a few hours but I can see it having longer life thanks to co op which I have yet to try.
  • Alot of bugs though... When you check the upgrade screen. It locks me in and i cannot get out.. Ive been doing 2 player co op fine. Then when a 3rd was invited the game kept closing down. Also another bug is the hit detection from the bullets are poor sometimes. But it is a good game..

    Wish it had more guns and enemies though. Its alot of the same same
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