Following the announcement during the Inside Xbox Livestream from X019, Microsoft released the first screenshots of Grounded.
Grounded is the brand new IP in development at Obsidian Entertainment, a studio beloved for its RPGs that appears to be exploring a brave new world with a new genre.
And it’s a small world, as players are shrunk down to the size of ants and tasked with surviving in the wild, gathering, crafting, and building their bases.
You can check out the screenshots below.
Basically, it’s Conan Exiles without Conan and exposed genitals, or Arc: Survival Evolved without Dinousars. Add insects and giant versions of everyday objects with which you can build your bases, and you get Grounded.
Of course, I’m oversimplifying, but the game certainly looks interesting if you enjoy survival games.
Grounded comes to Xbox Game Preview, Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft Store, and Steam in Spring 2020.
It’ll be interesting to see whether Obsidian will be able to hold its own in a difficult market like that of survival games. It didn’t work too well for Bethesda, but hopefully this game will manage to find success where Obsidian’s RPG-making colleagues stumbled.
If you’d like to see more, you can also check out the first trailer showing this small world in action.