Grounded Crawls Over 1 Million Players And Is Already Getting An Update

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The sandbox survival game from The Outer Worlds developer Obsidian, Grounded, was bought and played by over a million players within the first 48 hours since launch. Despite being available on Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass, Grounded is already a top-selling game on Steam while still being in Early Access.

The game's director, Adam Brennecke, announced Grounded's one million player base milestone. He also asked the players to expect monthly updates. According to Brennecke, the first update for Grounded is scheduled for August 27. Brennecke also took it to Twitter to extend his gratitude to fans. "Grounded has reached 1 MILLION players in the first 48 hours!" Brennecke tweeted out. "Thank you everyone! YOU are the reason we are having as much [fun] as we are, and without you we wouldn't be here!"

While being quite impressive on the surface, Grounded also has many elements that can horrify you if you aren't a fan of creepy, crawly insects. The enemies you encounter in Grounded can give you terrifying experiences and some of these enemies cannot be easily taken down. Nonetheless, Grounded has a dedicated arachnophobia mode, which is a boon to people who have a fear of spiders. Nevertheless, this setting does not make the game easier, but only makes players with a fear of spiders more comfortable.

My personal experience with Grounded has been overwhelmingly positive so far. The game puts you in a tiny-big environment. Instead of being a powerful hero, in Grounded you'll find yourself as a kid that is shrunk to the size of an ant. The goal is to build your base using everyday items like cups, plastic objects, and other insignificant items that we call "trash." Grounded has been a breath of fresh air for me and I highly recommend that you give it a shot.

Grounded is available on Steam for $30 and as a part of Xbox Game Pass.

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