Celebrating Grounded’s Journey to Launch with Phil Spencer and Adam Brennecke
CEO of Microsoft Gaming Phil Spencer and Game Director Adam Brennecke sit down to chat about all things Groundedin this exclusive video feature.
Over 10 million ant-sized players have explored the backyard that’s full of enemies, biomes, and secrets — all before the full game has even launched!
Grounded will enter its full release on September 27, 2022, for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10/11 PC, and Steam for $39.99.
Obsidian Entertainment’s unique survival gameGroundedhas enjoyed an impressive journey over its two-year Game Preview and Early Access period. Over 10 million ant-sized players have explored the backyard that’s full of enemies, biomes, and secrets — all before the full game has even launched!
One of Grounded’s many fans is CEO of Microsoft Gaming Phil Spencer, otherwise known as P3 on Xbox Live. With the full release fast approaching, Phil sat down with Game Director Adam Brennecke and shared his personal thoughts on the game, his favorite elements, its evolution, the invaluable feedback from the community, and what new content players can expect upon the game’s 1.0 launch on September 27. We’re talking a complete story mode, a huge new upper yard area, new enemies, and much more! You can watch the whole conversation below or by clicking here.
For those wondering how the teens got to the backyard, whose yard they’re even in, and most importantly if they’ll manage to go big and go home, Grounded’s 1.0 release will answer all these questions and more.
Groundedwill enter its full release on September 27, 2022, for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10/11 PC, and Steam for $39.99. It will also be available with Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, and Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members.
The world is a vast, beautiful, and dangerous place – especially when you have been shrunken to the size of an ant. Explore, build, and survive together in this cooperative survival-adventure. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard?
Uncover the mysteries while playing through the story!
How did you wind up so small? Who did this to you? How do you go home? These are all answers you will uncover as you play through the story.
Solo or with friends – anytime!
You can face the backyard alone or together, online, with up to three friends. Not only that, but with the Shared Worlds feature, you can continue to play in your shared world even if the original host is not on, with all your progression saving!
(Online console multiplayer requires Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Game Pass Core, sold separately.)
Nowhere is safe – not even your base.
Creatures can be found roaming the yard in a multitude of environments, such as the depths of the pond, the caverns of the termite den, and even the sweltering heat found in the sandbox. You can even attract them to different places in the yard by activating the MIX.R devices. However, the more you interfere with the creatures in the yard, the higher the chance that they come knocking at your own door, so you better prepare.
Play true to your playstyle!
Use the in-game customization systems such as Mutations and Milk Molars to activate the bonuses and perks you want for your character. Not only that, but craft and upgrade your armor and weapons to give your character the stats and advantages you need in order to take on the perils of the backyard.
It’s time to go big, or never go home!