Grounded crosses one million players in its first two days

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What you need to know

  • Grounded is a survival game developed by Obsidian Entertainment.
  • Grounded launched into Early Access and Game Preview on July 28.
  • In its first two days, Grounded has crossed over one million players.
  • Obsidian is beginning monthly updates on August 27.

Grounded, a new survival game from Obsidian Entertainment, just launched into early access on July 28. This small game is already seeing big results, as a press release on Xbox Wire (opens in new tab) revealed today that Grounded crossed a million players in its first two days. Obsidian also shared that the team is beginning monthly updates for Grounded starting on August 27.

Obsidian's Game Director on Grounded Adam Brennecke took to Twitter to express his joy at the game's reception so far.

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Grounded is a smaller game than many of Obsidian's prior projects, quite literally, as it's being developed by a team of just 13. Players take on the role of kids in a backyard that have been shrunk down and must face terrifying bugs like spiders — though the spiders can be made less scary through Grounded's Arachnophobia Safe Mode.

Grounded is currently available on Xbox One and PC. Like all Xbox Game Studios titles, it's also in Xbox Game Pass. For a list of beginner's combat and crafting tips in Grounded, go here.

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3 Comments
  • Great and such an inviting concept that many people can take part in! Great work.
  • Can confirm it's fun. Like the movie Honey I shrunk the kids, but you get to spend a lot more time exploring. Mind you, leave the spider mode on, it's intense!! Watch out for the Wolf spider, you'll likely not get away.
  • Well done Obsidian and Microsoft. I can see this game growing a huge user base. Let's see just how much this catches on.