‘Grounded’ finally leaves early access in September 2022

September 2022 will see Obsidian’s ‘Grounded’ releasing in full with its 1.0 update after over two years in early access

Obsidian Entertainment first released Grounded in early access for a limited time period back in 2020, but at today’s Xbox and Bethesda showcase, after two years of development and over 10million players on Xbox Game Pass, the 1.0 release will finally arrive in September 2022.

Grounded is a game in which players are shrunken down to a minuscule scale and must battle their way through challenges, surviving a garden overrun by bugs and other hazards.


Whilst in Early Access it has had a multitude of updates, including the recent sandbox and dungeon update from October 2021. September’s full release will see the introduction of a new area in the form of The Upper Yard, new armour and weapon recipes, secrets and a new boss, The Mantis as well as the completion of the main story.

At the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, a full release date of September 2022 has been given to Grounded along with a mass of new gameplay footage. For those gamers that prefer to hold off on games until the full version is available, it’s been a long wait for Obsidian Entertainment’s Grounded and that wait now comes to an end.

For those who haven’t played Grounded in Early Access, the game’s Steam page shares what the game is about: “The world is a vast, beautiful and dangerous place – especially when you have been shrunk to the size of an ant. Explore, build and survive together in this first person, multiplayer, survival-adventure. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard?”

From a campaign reveal for Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to a slew of indie games revealed at Day Of The Devs 2022, this week has seen so many games announcements. To catch up on all the trailers, announcements and surprise launches, be sure to keep an eye on our Summer Of Games 2022 roundup.