Fresh off the success of their latest game The Outer Worlds, Obsidian Entertainment is back with something different in their first game as part of Microsoft Studios. Looking something like a gaming version of Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Grounded focuses more on survival than the usual RPG aspects of Obsidian games. More below:
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.
Built by a smaller team at Obsidian (with others working on everything from more The Outer Worlds content to multiple other games), the game is due out Spring 2020, for PC and Xbox One.