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Obsidian’s Grounded rakes in over a million players in just two days

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Oh, how my heart flutters for Obsidian Games. The little studio that could, churning out flawed yet remarkably ambitious games for several years now, it feels like they’ve really started hitting their stride recently. Releasing The Outer Worlds last year, a game that was met by critical and fan adoration, Obsidian’s latest project was met with scepticism when it was first announced. Grounded was expected to be just another survival game with a slightly quirkier setting, a far cry from the expansive RPGs Obsidian is known for producing. Yet here we are, a million players later and I think it’s safe to assume that all those worried naysayers were very incorrect indeed.

In just 48 hours after releasing in Early Access, Grounded has found itself with over a million players across multiple platforms, including Game Pass subscribers. Sure, if you had instant access to the game through your Xbox service, why wouldn’t you try it out? Yet it’s also the top selling game in Steam Early Access, meaning that a good chunk of those players aren’t accessing it through Game Pass. Game Director for Grounded, Adam Brennecke, posted a video of in which he professed his undying gratitude to everyone who tried out Grounded and it’s a pretty wholesome little watch.


In the same video, Brennecke confirmed that Grounded will be getting monthly updates, each adding new content and fixing bugs (no pun intended), with the first major update scheduled for 27 August. While initially not all that sold on Grounded and its nightmare fuel not-spiders, I’m thinking now might be the time to leap on it, especially while it’s still on R175 on Steam or even less if you have Game Pass. It’s nice when checking in on the hype doesn’t have to break the bank.

Last Updated: August 3, 2020


  1. Llama In The Rift

    August 3, 2020 at 16:17

    In times like these, take note of the small things that give’s joy to life.


  2. Llama In The Rift

    August 3, 2020 at 16:17

    Watched a stream over the weekend, gotta admit, that twist by the tree piqued my interest.

    Wonder where it’ll take them next.


    • MaSeKind

      August 3, 2020 at 16:25

      Didn’t want to watch too much and spoil things for me, but I like that theres more of a story and you have premade characters you get to play. Allows them to have more personality than your usual generic survival protagonist


  3. MaSeKind

    August 3, 2020 at 16:18

    Watched some gameplay, looks fun. Installed it from Game pass but getting an error. Haven’t tried looking for a solution but it seems Angry Joe had the same problem. Want to in any way wait a while till there’s more content and things are a bit more stable

    Saw a clip earlier of this dude in what I can only assume to be a spider lair. He’s on his way out and then turns around to kill a baby spider or something and when he turns around again to leave there’s a moerse spider coming for him XD. It’s enough to brown your pants properly.


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