Ascent: Infinite Realm Announced, New Game from PUBG Developers

A diverse MMORPG with a steampunk setting

Bluehole, the developer behind the little known game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, has got a new title they are ready to promote. Entitled Ascent: Infinite Realm, their next project is deemed a MMORP that is headed towards PC.

During a media showcase at G-Star in South Korea, Bluehole unveiled their next venture. Ascent: Infinite Realm is described as an open world online RPG which sports a steampunk setting with high fantasy magical elements.

The trailer looks great as far as first impressions go. The game appears to have a myriad of inspirations. There’s some Monster Hunter looking gameplay in there for sure. And a lot of the game appears to take place on a ship, so I’m sure it will sport some pirating themes as well.

The trailer, coming in at five minutes in length, does a great job of showing off exactly what sets Ascent: Infinite Realm apart. It’s hard to nail down a genre for the game as there appears to be so much to do. There’s a ton of diversity here. There’s building crafting, weapon crafting, hell – even animal crafting. It has 3rd person adventuring and combat, aerial ship combat, wings that your character can fly with (and “do a barrel roll!” with), fishing, cooking, and of course – manning a bad ass pirate ship. This game has a ton to offer.

Kakao Games is publishing Bluehole’s next project. They expect that a beta will be available within the first half of 2018. While being developed in South Korea, they team intends to localize the game for English, German and French audiences. Minsung Kim, CEO of Kakao Games Europe, confirmed plans for a Western release, saying “All of us at Kakao Games are very proud to be able to work with the remarkable talent at Bluehole and bring their new AAA MMORPG to Western audiences. We are confident that we can localize their creative vision effectively and help make A:IR into a massive global success.”

Bluehole will have the game on display and playable at the G-Star event. So if you happen to be in South Korea, it will be available to try out at their booth. No word on when a targeted release is set for Ascent: Infinite Realm.

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