Grounded Full Release Date Set for Sept. 27

Grounded is scheduled for a full release Sept. 27, 2022.
Grounded is scheduled for a full release Sept. 27, 2022. / Image courtesy of Obsidian Entertainment

Grounded will leave Game Preview/Early Access development with its 1.0 release Sept. 27, 2022, Obsidian Entertainment announced Friday.

The full release is said to be debuting the game's "biggest update ever," as well as include all 12 of the updates already released since July 2020.

Following its Summer Game Fest announcement that the game would be leaving early access this September, Grounded game director Adam Brennecke took to Twitter to deliver the much-anticipated news.

"Today actually marks the two-year anniversary of being in early access and it's been an amazing journey so far," Brennecke said in a video, "I just want to thank everyone who's joined us and has given us feedback and provided support along the way.

Grounded Full Release Set for Sept. 27

"The date for the 1.0 release is going to be September 27th. We're super excited about it. We have a couple months left of development. We're putting the final touches on everything. It's going to be our biggest update ever."

The full, 1.0 release of Grounded will allow players to complete its entire campaign and finally unravel the entire mystery behind their shrunkeness and the mysteries of the mad scientist and the backyard.

As part of the home stretch leading up to the big release, Obsidian released its final major update for the early access era of Grounded Thursday, Public Test 0.14. In it, players can experiment with new features such as Gnat pets and the Cookery Building.

Spearheaded by the efforts of developer Obsidian and publisher Xbox Game Studios, Grounded is a survival game that invites players to take nature head on after being shrunk to the size of ant in a house's backyard.

Whether it's finding ways to avoid starvation and dehydration, or simply being torn to shreds by spiders, Grounded is quite the experience for 1-4 adventurous players.

Grounded is set to release for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC (via Microsoft Store and Steam) Sept. 27 for $39.99. Until then, the game remains available in early access on those platforms for $29.99. It is also available with Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass.