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During X019 in London, Xbox Game Studios and Obsidian Entertainment today announced Grounded, a new first-person, co-op survival game coming Spring 2020 to Xbox One digitally through Xbox Game Preview and with Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft Store, and on Steam. Grounded will be the first Xbox Game Preview title available with Xbox Game Pass.

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 story telling. 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.

Created by a small development team, one of many working on new projects in the studio, Grounded is a true passion project. 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.

Microsoft has been a fantastic partner for Grounded which was in development long before the acquisition last year. We’re fortunate to be given the freedom to continue flexing our creative muscles and develop the games we want to make.

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/11/14/xbox-game-studios-and-obsidian-entertainment-announce-grounded/

http://www.vgchartz.com/article/441365/obsidian-announces-new-survival-game-grounded-launches-on-xbox-one-and-pc-in-spring-2020/

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I like that it's a really creative idea, also cool to see Obsidian trying a different genre

giant bugs in games are a big nope for me tho lmao :P 

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The fact the game is being developed by a small team makes it all the more impressive. As a Game Pass subscriber I am looking forward to trying it out when it launches.



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Gameplay premise is tiring. This does nothing for me.



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EH...looks ok. I'm sure it will be fine. Just doesn't seem like something people need an Xbox for but for people who already have one.



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Leynos said:
EH...looks ok. I'm sure it will be fine. Just doesn't seem like something people need an Xbox for but for people who already have one.

It will be on steam too, so you can just play it on PC.



Chicho said:
Leynos said:
EH...looks ok. I'm sure it will be fine. Just doesn't seem like something people need an Xbox for but for people who already have one.

It will be on steam too, so you can just play it on PC.

Some of us like physical games



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This kind only looks ok, nothing really new other than your small. Hopefully it gets more exciting as they finish the game.



     

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I'm not interested in this game at all but it has some neat ideas to it. In true Obsidian fashion there's implied world impact in how you choose to survive. Kotaku has an article that outlines how something like focusing your attacks on one particular part of the ecosystem of creatures around you can affect the larger biome. Apparently you can wipe out a species completely and its predator will also start to fade from existence.

The style of game isn't for me but that's just a really cool idea and I hope it pans out in the final game.

EDIT: Here's the article: https://kotaku.com/obsidian-s-next-game-is-a-survival-adventure-where-your-1839858401

What I was referencing from the article:

I asked Brennecke if it will be possible to wipe out an entire species, full stop. He said yes, and that the repercussions will be grim.

“It will be possible,” he said, using aphids as an example. “And then, for example, ladybugs hunt aphids, so they’ll start to die out, too.”

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