‘PUBG’ owner Krafton acquires ‘The Ascent’ developer Neon Giant

Krafton, the corporate behind battle royale title PUBG: Battlegrounds, has introduced that it’s buying Neon Giant, the developer of cyberpunk action-shooter RPG title The Ascent.

The announcement was made throughout Krafton’s newest earnings report, wherein they revealed that Neon Giant is presently engaged on an open-world FPS recreation. However, Krafton offered no additional details about the title.

According to Krafton, the acquisition of Neon Giant is part of the corporate’s funding in “its development and service capabilities to ensure a steady pipeline of premium titles.”

The Ascent proved remarkably profitable when it first launched again in July final 12 months, launching on PC, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. The cyberpunk title topped $5million (£3,591,025) throughout its launch weekend alone – a determine that doesn’t consider any extra income the developer obtained for launching the sport on the Game Pass subscription service.

It has confirmed well-liked sufficient that the developer has succumbed to fan calls for and is bringing the sport to PlayStation, with a PS5 and PS4 model of the sport being rated by the US Entertainment Software Rating Board earlier this 12 months.

The Ascent
The Ascent. Credit: Neon Giant.

Despite this recognition, Jake Tucker was extra guarded in his reward of the sport in his three-star overview for EpicGames News. Tucker described The Ascent as feeling “like a William Gibson novel. Not because it’s instantly a staple of the cyberpunk genre, but because it rips off every trope of Gibson’s particular aesthetic to create a world that looks incredible, but ultimately has nothing new to say.”

Tucker praised the sport’s fight, describing it as “just good enough” however in the end felt that “as soon as the combat stops, the game becomes a real slog.”

In different gaming information, God of War: Ragnarok is the franchise’s greatest launch within the UK, having simply launched earlier this week on November 9.

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