Ascend FAQ

What happened to Ascend?

A continuing support agreement for Ascend: HoK could not be reached between Signal and MSFT. The Beta was subsequently delisted from XBLA and exentually Steam.

Who originally published Ascend?

Ascend was originally published by Microsoft Game Studios.

Who owns Ascend?

As of September 2019 Signal Studios owns the Ascend IP in it's entirety.

What is the future of Ascend?

We're busy making plans but haven't announced any specifics. Subsribe to the Ascend newsletter below and you'll be amongst the first to know!

Is there an Ascend Kickstarter? Will there be?

Not yet! Let's see what happens.

Where can I get more information on Ascend?

You should sign up for the Ascend newsletter and revisit this website often. Also please follow Ascend on Twiiter and Facebook. There are numerous Ascend: HoK Beta gameplay videos and general information around the web on sites such as youtube. Even Jim Sterling Liked it! Additionally, you can visit or for general information and updates.

Can I play Ascend right now?

Unfortunately, no. Ascend is a server based game and it's servers are no longer operational. Ascend gameplay was dependent on a number of out-of-date, legacy services. Launching your current copy of Ascend will either freeze on the loadscreen or produce an error message or both. All that said, you never know what the future holds.

I am a big fan. Is there anything I can do?

Contact us with your suggestions, comments and goodwill. Help spread the word! Caos Rise!

Thoughts, questions or inquiries concerning Ascend?
Contact us.

Thank you for your interest in Ascend!

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