During this year’s Inside Xbox event in London (XO19), Obsidian Entertainment announced their next project with a debut trailer. It’s called Grounded, and it’s a survival game where you’ve been shrunk to the size of a bug.
Grounded is a crafting-survival game with a unique twist – everyone has been shrunk to the size of an ant, and must navigate the dangerous terrain of a large, hand-crafted suburban backyard. Players can build bases, craft tools and weapons, and work alongside peaceful insects, while searching for resources and food and battling the not-so-peaceful bugs and arachnids.
Grounded isn’t as massively multiplayer as something like ARK: Survival Evolved, but it will support online co-op for up to four players.
“Created by a small development team, one of many working on new projects in the studio, Grounded is a true passion project,” writes Mikey Dowling, director of communications, Obsidian. “This title has given the team the creative outlet to bring their years of developing highly regarded games to bear on the survival genre. RPGs like The Outer Worlds will always be in Obsidian’s DNA, but from time to time we want to stretch our creative muscles and try things that might be a little different.”
Grounded is coming Spring 2020 as an Early Access game on PC (Microsoft Store, Steam) as well as Xbox One through Xbox Game Preview. Grounded will be the first Xbox Game Preview game available for Xbox Game Pass subscribers.