Grounded Tops 1 Million Players in 48 Hours, Monthly Updates Start August 27

Grounded Tops 1 Million Players in 48 Hours, Monthly Updates Start August 27 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted 5 days ago / 891 Views

Publisher Microsoft and developer Obsidian Entertainment have announced the survival game where you are the size of an ant, Grounded, has surpassed one million players in 48 hours on Xbox Game Preview and Steam Early Access. 

The developer also announced they will be providing monthly updates to the game starting on August 27. 

Grounded Tops 1 Million Players in 48 Hours

Read the Xbox Wire post below:

We want to thank the community for showing support for the recent release of Grounded on Xbox Game Preview and Steam Early Access. In its first two days of availability, we’ve had over one million players explore the mysterious backyard, battle giant spiders, and gather tons of useful materials — which has absolutely blown away our small team of 13 here at Obsidian!

With so many of you interested in our game, we can’t wait to bring you more to do in Grounded every month. As we look forward to building Grounded together, we want to let you know that this journey is just the start of the adventure and we will be making continued updates and fixes to ensure the best player experience possible. Also, starting August 27, we will begin our monthly delivery of game updates.

If you haven’t joined the growing community, come play in the yard this weekend! In Grounded, players wake up in a suburban backyard after being mysteriously shrunken to the size of an ant. Guided by a robot named BURG.L, players must explore, build, and survive while confronting the dangers and perils that come with suddenly being the size of an insect.

Play single-player or co-op with friends as Max, Pete, Willow, or Hoops, and be sure to watch out for those pesky spiders. Oh, if you have Arachnophobia, we have you covered with our Arachnophobia Mode making them way less…spider-like.

Grounded is now available on Xbox Game Preview with Xbox Game Pass and Steam Early Access for $29.99 USD.  


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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12 Comments

Azzanation (6 days ago)

Good job on the project, Next destination.. Avowed


DirtyP2002 (5 days ago)

And this is not just GamePass, which would be just as good. It is Number One on Steam since release. It has ~80 positive Reviews. 13 developer, 1 million players in 2 days. That was a great investment.


Azzanation (5 days ago)

I am not surprised with the numbers, gamers love these types of building/survival games. It released at a good time.


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Mr Puggsly (6 days ago)

I was on the ropes about this game, but its become a success. When it does well on Steam and has positive reviews, that says something.


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pitzy272 (6 days ago)

Does XGP and early access mean it's free? And if so, is that good for a free game?


pitzy272 (6 days ago)

Haha what‘s with the downvotes? Did I offend someone with my inquiry?


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Mr Puggsly (6 days ago)

No, the game isn't free. You actually have to buy it for early access. You can also play it with Gamepass so they didn't say sales. Maybe people down voted you because its was easier than explaining.


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crissindahouse (5 days ago)

You buy it or you pay for Gamepass. No idea how "does XGP mean it's free" does let you wonder why you get downvotes. Just because I can watch Stranger Things on Netflix doesn't mean it's free.

It's also the top seller on Steam since a few days :-)


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padib (5 days ago)

Criss, I think he meant that he was wondering if there a fee on top of gamepass to play it. Maybe a membership, or a price for the account. Idk


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padib (5 days ago)

Criss, I think he meant that he was wondering if there a fee on top of gamepass to play it. Maybe a membership, or a price for the account. Idk


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pitzy272 (5 days ago)

Haha what‘s with the downvotes? Did I offend someone with my inquiry?


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Angelv577 (6 days ago)

Well at least gamepass give some incentives to to try out some games even if it is just five minutes.


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