Developer Bluehole is getting ready for the first Closed Beta Test for its upcoming (everything but the kitchen sink) game Ascent: Infinite Realm in Korea. The Beta is set for mid December, meaning those who would like to participate need to start signing up now. There’s no official word on how many testers will be allowed in, so… you know… the sooner players sign up, the better. Unfortunately, the rest of us are going to have to wait…particularly if you can’t read Korean.

According to MMO blogger Steparu, the developer will be recruiting testers until December 10. After that, the test phase will kick off on the 13th and run for four days — or until the 17th.

For those who have yet to hear about Ascent: Infinite Realm or “A:IR”, it’s a fantasy/steampunk MMO featuring everything from Final Fantasy VI-style mechs to airship battles and dragons. If the announcement video is anything to go by, it also seems to offer a pretty robust crafting and housing system — I’m really not sure if the part where they’re crafting a gryphon is part of the gameplay or just showing us what the developers has been up to. You can check out the video in Jason’s reveal post.

QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community. For the past five years she's been a writer at Gamebreaker TV.


    • You may be right, Kakao Games leads me to believe B2P, but Bluehole has gone the route of sub based before and failed so it could go either way. We” treat it (for now) like we did Black Desert or Overwatch. There’s enough reason to believe it has a high chance of free-to-play so we’ll cover it for our readers until we hear otherwise officially.


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