If you’ve been patiently waiting for developer Obsidian’s enjoyable garden survival adventure Grounded to wrap up early access and get its full release, your time is almost near: Microsoft has confirmed it’ll be doing just that this September.
Grounded has been available in early access for PC and Xbox since July 2020, miniaturising players – in true Honey, I Shrunk the Kids fashion – down to bug height and sending them off on an 80s-themed survival adventure through an ordinary backyard.
There’s building, crafting, spiders the size of trucks (at least from your miniaturised perspective), and a whole lot more to experience as you – along with a couple of friends if you like – fight to find a way to return to human size.
Obsidian has been building on that already enjoyable framework since its early access launch – adding new creatures to battle, new biomes, and a host of new features – and that development work is now confirmed to be culminating in Grounded’s version 1.0 release this September.
This launch version will introduce a full campaign – playable either solo or co-operatively – new armour recipes, new weapons, a giant Mantis, and more when it arrives on Xbox and PC.