Ashen is a dark role-playing game which was announced as a Microsoft exclusive many years ago. It stood out from the crowd because of its unique art style and haunting atmospherics. Since then, the project basically went dark, and fans of that early trailer have been wondering what form it would eventually take. It's unclear if it's an exclusive anymore, but we do know it's only coming to Microsoft's platforms as of now.

At Gamescom 2018, developer Aurora44 shared more footage from Ashen. Unlike the build from a few months ago, the game looks like it features smoother animations and better combat. The difference is immediately noticeable if you look at this footage.

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The Xbox One X version of Ashen runs at native 4K resolution. It's great to see Aurora44 push technical boundaries on Microsoft's new console. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more. Ashen is expected to launch sometime this year.

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