Griff Griffin, a gamer and lyricist at game developer Frontier, has played the recently released action RPG The Ascent in first-person perspective by unlocking the camera. This is remarkable, because the game normally has an isometric perspective.
Griffin has posted the video of the gameplay from a first-person perspective on his own YouTube channel. He also explains how he adjusted this camera perspective. For this, Griffin used a tool called Universal Unreal Engine 4 Unlocker. This program must be opened while running the PC version of The Ascent, after which all kinds of commands can be entered in a console window, including for using a free camera.
From the first-person perspective, the detailed, colorful and futuristic world comes to life even more than when the normal, isometric perspective is used. The Ascent is set on Veles, a cyberpunk world run by The Ascent Group. That’s a mega company that owns almost everything. Players take on the role of an employee, but then the company suddenly stops operating. The game can be played solo or in co-op with up to three other players.
The Ascent was created by a Swedish indie studio with twelve employees. It is the studio’s first title, although it does employ some veterans of the game world who previously worked on games in the Wolfenstein and Gears of War game series. The game is available through Steam and for the various Xbox consoles. On the Xbox Series X, the game runs in a 4k resolution in combination with a frame rate of 60 fps. The game costs thirty euros and is part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription.