There have been some mixed reactions to The Ascent since it hit Xbox Game Pass last month, but everyone seems to agree it's visually stunning. That being said, things can always look better, and this recent mod that changes the game to a first-person perspective really showcases just how beautiful the world actually is.
As created by YouTuber Gaming with Griff Griffin, a mod has allowed them to move the camera around the world of The Ascent. The change effectively indicates what a first-person playthrough would look like, and we're on board.
While some of the textures are understandably lacking due to it being an intended isometric camera, there's no denying how alive The Ascent looks up close. Ships fly around the city, NPCs go about their business and the atmosphere oozes from the screen. We can't help but be a little bit gutted we won't be able to experience the game this way without mods.
Of course, The Ascent is still an adventure worth taking - from our experience at least. The gunplay feels fantastic, and there's an ambience to the world that sucks you in. If you haven't checked it out and you have Xbox Game Pass, you have nothing to lose by giving it a go.
Would you like to play The Ascent in first-person? Drop us a comment and let us know.