At X019, Microsoft lifted the lid on the first game it's publishing by Obsidian - creators of The Outer Worlds and Fallout: New Vegas - since picking up the studio in November 2018. The game is called Grounded, and it'll be a first person survival game with a major twist - it's set in a bug-sized world.
We've got all the details on the new game below, including the Grounded release date, gameplay details, screenshots, first trailer, and where you'll be able to get it - including how and when it'll be on Xbox Game Pass for PC. What about Steam or Early Access? Let's have a look.
Grounded Release Date - is it on Early Access or Game Pass?
The good news is that Grounded isn't far away at all. Microsoft has revealed that the game will be available Spring 2020 for Xbox One and Windows PCs. However, it'll only be Early Access at the start, as it will be an Xbox Game Preview title. It will be available immediately on Xbox Game Pass for both Xbox One and PC, and will be the first Xbox Game Preview game available with Game Pass.
Grounded Gameplay - how will it play?
Grounded is a survival adventure game with RPG elements. In Obsidian's new title, your character is shrunk to the size of a bug, and is forced to survive a dangerous world in your own back yard. It can be played single-player or co-operatively, with up to four players working together through story missions or navigating the game world.
You can gather materials, find resources, craft items, and build bases - all with everyday items from the garden. Drink dew off grass, transform an acorn shell into armour, and fight giant insects to survive!
Grounded Steam Release - is it coming to Steam?
Yes, Microsoft has revealed that Grounded will absolutely be coming to Steam, alongside the Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass release - presumably Steam Early Access. This continues Microsoft's recent commitment to Steam, which it's kicking off with the Halo Master Chief Collection, and is very welcome.