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Grounded Will Be Leaving Early Access This September

IbizaPocholo

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Grounded will be leaving early access and receiving a full release on September 27 of this year.

Obsidian Entertainment’s survival game Grounded was released in early access in July 2020 and has been continuously updated by its veteran developers ever since. Game director Adam Brennecke took to Twitter to announce the full release of the survival game is just around the corner.

In the video, Brennecke touches upon the announcement of the Grounded animated television series and the final early access update which is launching today. The update reworks the game’s armour system and has a secret feature called Homestretch that will be activated sometime after the update’s launch.

Following this announcement, Brennecke segued into talking about the game’s official release date. “…and that’s what I’m here to really say is the date for the 1.0 release is going to be September 27th, we’re super excited about it, we have a couple of months left of development. We’re putting the final touches on everything, it’s going to be our biggest update ever. We’re really really excited about that, we’re going to have the full story, we’ll have a lot of surprises, a lot of mystery. You know, fully uncover why you’re in the backyard and how you’re going to get out of this mess. So, we’re super excited about that.”

The full version of Grounded will feature the entire backyard, as well as some areas of the house and other indoor locations. It will have a full campaign mode, complete with bosses and a fully-fleshed narrative. The full version of Grounded will also have a whole host of new weapons and armour for players to try.

Grounded officially releases on September 27 and with it being a Microsoft exclusive, is currently available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
 

DarkMage619

Report me if I continue to console war
I would like to see more interviews like this. Spencer isn't Iwata, but the tone is slightly similar to the Iwata Asks stuff but not as in depth. Nice to actually meet the director and hear a little about the game. He needs to get more in depth on discussing development with these directors and increase transparency after all these delays
Yeah I really liked this interview. It felt pretty natural and it's a cool way to introduce team members and games. I hope they do more of this.
 
Will it also stop being a shit game?

What's shit about it? I played it in access way back when it first showed up and even then I had fun and found plenty to do despite the very early state. I stopped playing because I figured I'd pick it up and play when it had it's full release. Did something happen since then that's made it worse?
 
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Havoc2049

Member
Good for Obsidian. I've put maybe 5-6 hours into the game and really enjoyed it. The crafting, building and survival elements are all great. The game is also great in co-op and fosters teamwork. Looking forward to see what the story is all about.

The interview with Phil and the Grounded Game Director was cool.
 

Kagey K

Member
I've only played a bit here and there since it's been out. Was waiting for the full story mode before diving deep into it.
 

Ozriel

Member
What's shit about it? I played it in access way back when it first showed up and even then I had fun and found plenty to do despite the very early state. I stopped playing because I figured I'd pick it up and play when it had it's full release. Did something happen since then that's made it worse?

It got much better. General reception mirrors your impressions.
He’s probably saying this because it isn’t AAA
 

Wohc

Banned
It's "just" an AA game, but it whips the floor with many so called AAAs when it comes to gameplay and fun and it's beautiful.

What's shit about it? I played it in access way back when it first showed up and even then I had fun and found plenty to do despite the very early state. I stopped playing because I figured I'd pick it up and play when it had it's full release. Did something happen since then that's made it worse?
It's shit, because it's not on his plastic box. Don't waste your time with fanboy warriors.
 
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Goalus

Member
It got much better. General reception mirrors your impressions.
He’s probably saying this because it isn’t AAA
He's saying this because Grounded interferes with the narrative he and his peers have been trying to push since the beginning of the year. It doesn't help, the writing is already on the wall that Grounded will be a big success.

Our silent laughing man is working overtime already in order to cope with the situation.
 
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