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PUBG’s Krafton acquires The Ascent developer Neon Big – Destructoid
Work continues on Swedish studio’s subsequent launch
Holding firm Krafton has introduced that it intends to amass Swedish developer Neon Big.
The South Korean umbrella company, which boasts battle royale juggernaut PUBG: Battlegrounds amongst its meaty portfolio, made the announcement as a part of its third-quarter 2022 monetary outcomes. Neon Big at present solely has one notable title to its identify — cyberpunk RPG The Ascent — however is at present creating an as-yet-unannounced first-person-shooter, set in an open-world surroundings.
Based within the spring of 2018, Neon Big was formatively made up of a celebration of former AAA sport builders, that includes expertise pulled from best-selling franchises reminiscent of DOOM, Gears of Conflict, Far Cry, and Bulletstorm. Chosen by Epic Video games as one in all a number of studios to obtain a financial grant for its first undertaking, Neon Big would develop and launch The Ascent on PC and consoles in 2021, the place it could obtain moderate-to-high reward from critics and gamers.
With this newest acquisition, Neon Big will be part of a variety of western builders lately picked up by Krafton. Different purchases by the holding firm embody Subnautica studio Unknown Worlds and Putting Distance Studios, who’re at present busy placing the ending touches to their gory sci-fi horror The Callisto Protocol.
The Ascent is out there now on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox platforms.