Bluehole, the studio behind the massively popular battle royale shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, revealed its next title as Ascent: Infinite Realm, a “high fantasy steampunk” MMORPG that is being published by Kakao Games.
Here’s a look at its reveal trailer:
Ascent: Infinite Realm takes place in a high fantasy steampunk world where machines and magic rule and everyone is dependent on flight to explore, travel, and conquer. In search of a new home, adventurers take to the skies using a wide selection of airships, vehicles, and flying mounts to traverse Ascent: Infinite Realm’s open, highly vertical world.
The game features a “Realm vs. Realm Combat” system that you can read about below:
Vehicles and mounts in A:IR serve more than just the purpose of transportation; they will also provide adventurers with the ultimate battle experience: A:IR’s Realm vs Realm PvP mode.
In RvR, factions fight for fame and glory, taking turns to lead offensive and defensive efforts using all kinds of fantastical flying vehicles. Players can also join the fight from the ground with mechs and the use of anti-air artillery to fight airborne threats―or initiate ground based aerial attacks depending on the map and strategy.
Various strategic weapons such as cannons, mines and attack buffs are at each faction’s disposal to tip the balance in their favour. The combination of ground-based and aerial combat makes each fight strategically challenging and dynamic.
Ascent: Infinite Realm will allow players to customize just about anything. For example, an airship can have its type, appearance, color, and performance modified. Players will also get to create their own quests, alter hunting grounds, and adjust difficulty in dungeons and hunting areas.
Ascent: Infinite Realm is expected to launch its beta test sometime in the first half of 2018.