After The Outer Worlds, there was a fair bit of hype around Obsidian Entertainment’s next IP. The studio finally revealed what that was at X019 – Grounded, a survival title. Developed by a relatively smaller team, the premise sees kids shrunken down and facing off against real-world threats like spiders.
Apparently in development before Obsidian was purchased by Microsoft and featuring co-op support, Grounded will release in Spring 2020. Before that, it will hit early access with Xbox Game Preview for Xbox One and PC. This will allow players to provide feedback during development like with the studio’s Pillars of Eternity games.
While certainly not something anyone was expecting, Grounded should be an interesting game to watch. Obsidian usually specializes in role-playing games so a survival game is certainly something new. Stay tuned for more details and updates from X019. Rare also announced a new IP with Everwild which looks pretty gorgeous though it doesn’t have a release window.