Grounded finally gets a full release in September

Obsidian's backyard survival game finally has a release date for its full Grounded 1.0 launch, officially taking the game out of early access in September.

Somewhat weirdly, today's announcement trailer doesn't include a specific release date - just that general September window. Still, it's exciting to hear the acclaimed survival game is getting its full launch soon, more than two years (and 12 updates) after its early access launch.

Grounded 1.0 will add several major updates to the core game, including a new "upper yard" area of the playable map, new armor recipes, new weapon recipes, and the giant Mantis boss. It will also feature the conclusion to the story, revealing what happened to shrink the kids down to bug size.

As part of today's announcement, the developers at Obsidian have also revealed that the game has had over 10 million players so far.

Grounded is available via PC and Xbox Game Pass right now, and will continue to be available through those services after launch. You can also purchase it as a standalone release on Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and PC via the Windows Store and Steam.

Obsidian also announced Pentiment today, a 16th centure narrative adventure game with a striking aesthetic due to launch in November 2022. There were no updates on Avowed or The Outer Worlds 2, however.

Even without a real E3 2022, the E3 2022 schedule is still packed, so you can follow those links to stay current on everything that's happening throughout the weekend. Check out our Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase live coverage for all of today's big announcements, too.

Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.