No one was quite sure what to make of Grounded when it was first shown. From Obsidian Entertainment, a company known for their huge, ambitious RPGs, this was a smaller scale survival-based adventure game. Well, the game is in early access, and it seems by and large (no pun intended) that people have liked what they’ve seen.
Via Obsidian’s official Twitter, it was announced that the game surpassed 1 million players in just the first two days of the game’s early access launch and includes a thank you message from the game’s Director. It’s not too surprising, since the game topped the Steam charts at release despite being available on Xbox Game Pass for both Xbox One and Windows Store at the same time. It certainly bodes very well for the game’s future.
Grounded is available now in early access via both Xbox Game Preview and Steam Early Access. The full version of the game is set to launch for Xbox One and PC sometime in 2021.
Grounded has reached 1 MILLION players in the first 48 hours! Thank you everyone for playing and enjoying #thebackyard!
Grounded's Game Director, Adam Brennecke, wanted to share a special message with the community! https://t.co/X2ZqbjEoHI
— Obsidian (@Obsidian) July 31, 2020