Grounded Is The First Xbox Game Announced For Nintendo Switch, Coming This April


Posted on February 21, 2024 by Nick Moreno

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Update (February 21st, 3:14 PM EST):

According to a separate Xbox Wire blog post that was published by Microsoft after the Nintendo Partner Direct, Xbox Game Studios addresses that Grounded will be arriving on additional platforms. In that, the title is now scheduled to ship on PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5 alongside Nintendo Switch come the scheduled release on April 16th.

“Grounded – also from Obsidian Entertainment – a co-op survival adventure phenomenon that has welcomed 20 million players into the backyard, will be coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch on April 16. Cross play will be supported across Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC.”

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Of course, one of the biggest conversations in gaming right now is the decision for Xbox to branch out its first-party titles to other platforms. In that, it was decided four games will make the jump. Howbeit, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer told it is up to the developers to make the announcement. Following reports pinpoint these games to be Hi-Fi Rush, Pentiment, Grounded, and Sea of Thieves.

So, when will these games be announced? Well, Spencer did elaborate that they will be disclosed sometime soon. However, the order for what platforms is still in the hands of the developers. What does help is that there is a Nintendo Partner Direct that is scheduled for Wednesday February 21st. So there is a likely chance that will come.

And rightly so! The first reveal of the online presentation announces that Obsidian Entertainment’s Grounded will be arriving to Nintendo Switch in April later this spring. You can watch the trailer in the video below:

“It’s time to get Grounded! A sprawling universe is yours to discover, filled with opportunities to explore, build, and survive in the backyard in this immersive cooperative survival-adventure game. Choose to venture alone or join forces with up to three friends online, with cross-platform play connecting players globally. Brace yourself for epic battles against hordes of giant insects, and navigate the backyard’s dangerous marvels.”

The description from the YouTube trailer continues: “Discover how you were shrunken down to the size of an ant, who did this to you, and uncover the tools you’ll need if you ever want to return home. This ultimate survival challenge begins this Spring on Nintendo Switch.” What has you most excited to see Grounded come to Nintendo Switch?

Grounded launches on April 16, 2024 for Nintendo Switch; out now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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