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It will allow players to experience one in-game day in Grounded, allowing them to craft tools and weapons, build structures, and “survive against the various perils of being small,” according to Xbox.
Grounded will enter Xbox Game Preview with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Steam Early Access on July 28.
First revealed at X019 in November, Grounded has players “shrunken to the size of an ant” and tasked with surviving in the micro-world of a suburban backyard.
Players must gather, craft and build bases with everyday objects found within the yard, searching for life-saving resources and living alongside giant, peaceful insects while fighting to survive hostile inhabitants.
Grounded is described as the “passion projection” of a small development team at Obsidian, which it says is “one of many” teams working on new projects internally.
“This title has given the team the creative outlet to bring their years of developing highly regarded games to bear on the survival genre,” said communications director Mikey Dowling in a prepared statement last year.
“RPGs like The Outer Worlds will always be in Obsidian’s DNA, but from time to time we want to stretch our creative muscles and try things that might be a little different.”