After two years of testing in Early Access, Obsidian’s backyard survival adventure Grounded has finally been given an official release date.
Obsidian has finally set up an official release for Grounded. The game quietly began development alongside The Outer Worlds and was officially announced in 2019, about a year after Microsoft acquired the studio. Since launching in Early Access, the adventure of Obsidian – Grounded has finally been given an official release date in 2020, the content updates in Grounded’s roadmap have added new environments, enemies and more into the experience.
Inspired by movies like Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, and A Bug’s Life, Grounded drops shrunken players into the middle of a backyard and challenges them to survive in a somewhat familiar but deadly environment. dangerous. Although based on family-friendly Disney movies, the dangers from backyard wildlife will pose a real threat to the player’s survival because of the hordes of insects and predators. other top notch bait. Fortunately, players can explore the vast backyard and harvest resources to craft everything they need to overcome the challenges. Players can also team up via online cooperative multiplayer to face various Grounded dangers, such as swarms of bees and mosquitoes.
As reported at GameSpot, game director Adam Brennecke took to Grounded’s official Twitter to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Early Access release. Brennecke is pleased to reveal that Grounded will be early access and officially released on September 27, 2022, and will receive one final update before its 1.0 update. Appropriately named Home Stretch, the update will give players features like pets, a revision of the weapon and armor upgrade system, and new cooking tools to utilize the game’s food system. play. Brennecke also mentioned a secret feature for the upcoming Home Stretch update. While this final early access update is less granular than previous Grounded patches, its primary purpose is to serve as a launching point for the 1.0 release and the “big update”. the best ever,” Brennecke revealed. “We are really, really excited about that. We will have the whole story. We’re going to be surprised and a lot of mystery and we’re going to completely uncover why you’re in the backyard and how you’re going to get out of this mess.”
Early Access is a tactic in game development. While the practice has certainly seen equal success among titles like Subnautica and Darkest Dungeon, other experiences like DayZ and Godus have made the experience of some players woeful. Despite these understandable doubts, Obsidian seems to be living up to its expectations, with most of the game’s updates adding a significant amount of content to Grounded, such as the update. Japanese Koi Pond. Obsidian also offers a number of free weekends during the course for players to try out.
After two years of support, players will finally see if Grounded’s complete adventure is appreciated. Given the amount of work and dedication that Brennecke and his team have poured into, it’s hard to imagine that they can’t, at least, hit the mark with a capable product this September. If Obsidian remains as cautious through Home Stretch as it has been for the past two years, Grounded could provide quite a treat for fans.
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