At the recently concluded X019 London conference, Obsidian unveiled a new IP, Grounded. It’s a first-person survival adventure game scheduled for release in the spring of 2020 and landing on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. According to Mikey Dowling, director of public relations for obsidian, there are only 13 people who are responsible for developing grounded new work.
This means that most people in Obsidian Studios are working on an unpublished new production for next-generation Xbox, which should be a 3A-rated game, rather than a skit like Grounded.
Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Studios, recently toldmedia US Gamer that the studio no longer needs to worry about its future after it was acquired by Microsoft, and that while the studio will be expanded, it will have no more than 200 employees and does not want a team of thousands.
“Grounded” is a survival-themed first-person survival adventure game in which players play teenage girls who are reduced to ant-sized, in what appears to be a calm, bottom-level, but dangerous wilderness environment. In order to survive in an environment where tiny insects can also pose a great threat, people must work together to use the collected materials to make equipment and construction facilities to combat the insect threat and find their way home.