Grounded - the cooperative "survivalist" Obsidian, where players will be reduced to the size of an ant

Microsoft hosted the X019 event in London, where it brought developers from its own and third-party studios.

Obsidian, the creators of The Outer Worlds, who presented their new game, also visited the event.

What is known

Grounded - the next project of the authors of Pillars ofEternity and The Outer Worlds. Judging by the trailer, the players are waiting for a “survivalist” in which they will be reduced to the size of an ant. As a result, instead of monsters from outer space or another world, insects will become the main threat. According to the classics of the genre, the main task is to survive by building your own home, creating weapons and fighting.

According to the developers, Grounded “is hugeecosystem of insects ”that live their own lives and also try to survive. Moreover, some will be friendly, while others are inborn. For example, spiders and some insects will try to kill the player, while the ants are neutral until they get angry.

Players also have to explore the world, performdaily errands and gather resources for crafting. The latter are useful for creating weapons and equipment, such as armor from the shell of the acorn. Moreover, you can survive both alone and in an online cooperative. Obsidian even decided to add a plot to the game that will be served through missions and surroundings.

“Gounded will show our unique look at games insurvival genre, creating an unforgettable experience. This is the perfect place to showcase our creative muscles. We want to create a universal sandbox where players can create their own unforgettable impressions, ”the developers wrote.

In addition, despite Obsidian's experience in developing role-playing games, Grounded will not have an RPG mechanic. Therefore, the progress of the character occurs through the equipment that the player will find or create.

Released Gounded in Spring 2020 Digitallyon Xbox One and PC (on Steam and Microsoft Store). In addition, the game will be available to subscribers of the Xbox Game Pass. Nevertheless, this will not be a full release, but the so-called “Early Access”. For the first time, Obsidian take on a game in the genre of survival, so they decided to develop the project together with the players.

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