X019 was promising the announcements, and the announcements are what we got, with Obsidian Entertainment going big with the reveal of Grounded for Xbox One and PC.
Due to be released in Spring 2020 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, with Xbox Game Pass launch promised and the Xbox Game Preview feature helping push things alone, Grounded will see you shrunk to the size of an ant, before being left to try and survival – just don’t expect something like Bee Simulator!
Delivering a cooperative experience should you so wish, Grounded will run as a first-person, cooperative survival adventure, with the renowned team behind it having past history with Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, the Pillars of Eternity franchise and the recently released sci-fi epic, The Outer Worlds.
In Grounded however you find yourself the size of an ant, trying to survive in the beautiful yet perilous micro-world of a suburban backyard. This harsh and dangerous landscape can be navigated solo or with up to three additional players in co-operative multiplayer, as you and your friends work together to progress through thrilling story-based missions.
Reaching the farthest reaches of the intricately detailed game world will be key to your success in Grounded, but that will only happen by gathering, crafting and building bases with everyday object. You’ll also have to search for life-saving resources too, such as the dew off grass to quench your thirst or transforming an acorn shell into body armor to defend against a host of unpredictable creatures.
“Grounded is a true passion project for the team,” said Feargus Urquhart, CEO at Obsidian Entertainment. “We pride ourselves as being a creative studio and can’t wait to bring our expertise to the survival genre.”
“Grounded offers our unique take on survival games, creating an unforgettable experience,” said Adam Brennecke, Game Director at Obsidian Entertainment. “It’s a perfect setting to flex our creative muscles. We want to create a versatile sandbox where players can create their own memorable experiences.”
“We first saw Grounded in development last year when Obsidian Entertainment joined our team. The game exemplifies the innovation we’re excited to see from them in the years ahead,” said Matt Booty, CVP of Xbox Game Studios.
If you think attempting to thrive against the hordes of giant insects is something for you, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard as you go, then taking in the trailer below should be next on the agenda.
Once you have given it a watch, let us know your full thoughts in the comments section below. We will of course keep you fully in the loop surrounding all things Grounded, giving a shout the second it arrives through Xbox Game Pass and Game Preview in the Spring of 2020.