AIR is the new streampunk MMO from PUBG developer Bluehole – first screens and video

By Matt Martin, Thursday, 9 November 2017 10:06 GMT

Bluehole, the makers of runaway hit PUBG, has revealed its next new game.

AIR, or Ascent: Infinite Realm, is an open-world MMORPG that blends steampunk and high fantasy, and includes Realm Vs Realm PvP combat.

Kakao Games, the publisher of Black Desert Online in the west, will publish Ascent: Infinite Realm, with a closed beta promised in the first half of 2018.

“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,” said Bluehole in the official press release.

“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.”

Bluehole promises deep customisation for AIR, with players able to customise their airships, five different classes and create their own quests.

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