GROUNDED Is A New Survival Game Where You Fight Ants

The name Obsidian Entertainment has become synonymous with beloved complex RPGs. Fallout: New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity, Knights of the Old Republic II (with mods of course). So naturally, the next step is obvious: a survival game inspired by Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Grounded is Obsidian’s newest game, and it looks both adorable and creepy. Don’t believe that it’s creepy? Think the game looks too cartoony? Well then look at this big spooky spider!

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There are a lot of survival crafting games out there, but Grounded looks charming. It’s got that Pikmin vibe, where mundane objects take on a whole new meaning. Sure, it might be a baseball to you. But when you’re one inch tall, it’s a sacred obelisk and watchtower against the coming ant legions. Grounded is coming Spring 2020 to Xbox One and PC, so expect more info soon. Until then, here’s the Official Press release:

During X019 in London, the annual global celebration of all things Xbox, Obsidian Entertainment and Xbox Game Studios today announced Grounded, a new first-person, co-op survival game from the renowned studio that created 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. Grounded will be available Spring 2020 for Xbox One digitally through Xbox Game Preview and with Xbox Game Pass, the Microsoft Store, and on Steam. Grounded will be the first Xbox Game Preview title available with Xbox Game Pass.

In Grounded, you are shrunk to the size of an ant and must 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 work together to progress through thrilling story-based missions or explore the farthest reaches of the intricately detailed game world.

You must gather, craft and build bases with everyday objects, searching for life-saving resources 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. Can you thrive against the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard?

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. 

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