Grounded

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Release Date: July 28, 2020

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'Grounded' (ALL) Early Access Update Adds New Lab, Fixes, Halloween Content - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2020 @ 3:54 p.m. PDT

Grounded is a first-person, co-op survival game. Shrunk to the size of an ant, how will you survive?

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 hear the voice of a mysterious robot named BURG.L. He seems to know what’s going on and lets you know that the machine to turn you back to normal size is currently out of order. For now, everything in the backyard is trying to kill you and it’s up to you – and up to three friends, if you’re playing co-operative multiplayer – to survive the perilous landscape.

The backyard is rife with different kinds of ants, flying insects, and spiders. You must gather, craft, and build bases from scavenged items found in the backyard, 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?

On the new content front, the team has players covered with a new lab that they can reach in the Hedge. Players can now explore these not-so abandoned hallways that were once inaccessible with the help of the newly added ziplines found throughout the Hedge. Speaking of ziplines, players can now craft their own ziplines to use in the yard and create new ways to get around. Be sure to use the new Spinning Wheel to craft the key ingredient for the ziplines, just try not to get stuck in a spider web when going after the materials needed.

In the spirit of Halloween, some new items will be appearing in the backyard throughout the month of October. Some are for decoration, others are for harvesting if you like that sort of treat, while others still can be used for recreation with friends or by yourself.

Now back to the aforementioned localization update. The game is getting localized text for French, Italian, German, and Spanish. More languages are on the way, so be on the lookout for them.

To summarize, you want to: Go Big Or Never Go Home.

Available through Xbox Game Preview with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Steam Early Access, Grounded will be available for Xbox One digitally through Xbox Game Pass, and PC (Microsoft Store/Steam) in 2020.


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