We absolutely loved The Outer Worlds from Obsidian Entertainment, showcasing how the developer has returned to top form, giving it an 8.7/10 in our review. With Obsidian Entertainment back and better than ever, it is very exciting to hear about a new game from the studio. The game is called Grounded and it was revealed to the world at the X019 event from Microsoft last night.
Grounded from Obsidian Entertainment and Microsoft looks unique and very interesting. As an FPS, co-op survival title, with a combination of environmental and narrative-driven storytelling, grounded will see four players being shrunk down to the size of ants and get tasked with surviving in a suburban yard.
When Grounded releases in “Spring 2020” for Xbox One and PC (also on Steam). Mikey Dowling, the Director of Communications at Obsidian Entertainment, explains that:
In Grounded, players are shrunken to the size of an ant and tasked with surviving in the unique micro-world of a suburban backyard. Players must gather, craft and build bases with everyday objects found within the yard, searching for life-saving resources and living alongside giant, peaceful insects while fighting to survive massive hostile inhabitants.
Grounded provides a mix of environmental and narrative-driven storytelling. Set in a versatile, handcrafted sandbox structure it allows players to create their own experience from the ground up. Tasks that may seem approachable when human-sized become a challenge in this dangerous backyard landscape. This familiar yet fantastical world can be navigated solo or in four-person co-operative multiplayer, where players work together to complete missions or explore the intricately detailed world.
An exact release date was not revealed during X019 but Xbox Insiders will get a chance to play the game soon and it will be coming to PC as well as Xbox One.