Bluehole wants to diversify.
A couple of weeks ago we learned that Bluehole has created a separate division which was to concentrate on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds exclusively.
The consequence of that decision is clearly visible now as Bluehole just announced the new game they are working on – AIR, or Ascent: Infinite Realm, an open-world MMORPG that blends steampunk and high fantasy.
“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.”
“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 favor. The combination of ground-based and aerial combat makes each fight strategically challenging and dynamic.”
No sign of a release date though.