You’d be forgiven for not knowing who Bluehole are given that their flagship project Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds has been atop the gaming news tower for some time, particularly since the Xbox One release date was announced.

However, MMORPG fans already knew the Korean studio because of their first project, The Exiled Realms of Arborea (TERA). The game launched in 2012 and rumours had been whispering about a successor to this title for a fair while.

Those very same MMORPG fans were given the news they had been hoping for today as Ascent: Infinite Realm, their new steampunk-themed MMORPG was announced at G-Star 2017.

Some of the visuals are breathtaking

Ascent: Infinite Realm will feature the following five classes to choose from: Warlord, Sorceress, Gunslinger, Assassin and Mystic. You can find more info on their skills on the official website.

No platform has been announced yet, but PC is an obvious starting point given TERA’s success. Consoles are a strong possibility, too, considering that TERA is being ported to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and PUBG is also launching on Xbox One’s Game Preview later this year.

Check out the Ascent trailer below to wet your appetite, it looks pretty amazing.

Bluehole also released the games feature set for Ascent: Infinite Realm, you can check that out below.

An Epic Journey Where Machines Meet Magic

  • Reclaim the lost territory and explore an uncharted world.  You have the chance to weave your own story into a world where machines and magic rule.

Multi-Dimensional Game Play: Encompassing both land and sky

  • Take to the skies with an assortment of airships and flying mounts!  Vehicles and mounts serve as transportation, strategic weapons in PvP, and a medium for player cooperation.  Airships of all sizes and various flying mounts will provide you with the ultimate airborne battle experience.

The Sky’s the Limit

  • See what you can do to your own airships, mounts, or even your estate! Build your own combat style with accessories that can redefine how your skills work. You can adjust the difficulty of hunting grounds and dungeons, allowing your personal journey to be unique. Enrich your experience by customising your airships, collecting mounts and fixing up a place you can call home.


Flight: Prelude to an Airborne RvR

  • The vast sky of A:IR is open for adventure. Using airships, flying mounts, or free falling, you can experience multi-dimensional battles through warfare in the open sky.

My Estate: Alpha and Omega of Gameplay

  • An estate is your piece of the world.  Explore the surrounding areas, grow your estate, and customise its components to make it all your own.  You can also work with your neighbouring estates to build a community and explore more of the game.


We don’t know about you, but we’re buzzing about this one. Cant wait for a Beta!

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