After pre-release scrutiny by a public test server, Obsidian’s Inch High Survival Adventure Grounded finally updates the Koi Pond to introduce new underwater-themed creatures and mechanics to everyone on Xbox and PC. Released.
The Grounded Koi Pond update, of course, opens up a fascinating water spread that sits visibly (even if inaccessible) at the bottom of the garden since the release of Early Access, in a variety of underwater waters. Process bringing the pursuit and prosperous underground ecosystem to the game.
There’s swimming and underwater combat, and there’s one very meaningful carp to tackle, but that’s not the only new wildlife found in the update. Obsidian also brought to life a new underwater world by creating overhauled versions of tadpoles, non-hostile water boatmen, diving bell spiders, and previously released daphnia.
Grounded’s craft tree has also been expanded to accommodate underwater gameplay essentials, including flippers, diving masks, rebreathers, and even underwater lanterns. Basebuilding enthusiasts can also enjoy new possibilities, such as the option of building a floating dwelling.
“This is just the beginning of the development of the area,” says Obsidian of the Koi Pond Renewal. “And our team is already working on adding more to the pond. Gameplay content and variety.”
Developers say they will turn their attention to the haze and sandbox in the garden once they are happy with the condition of the carp pond. There are also plans to strengthen the behavior of creatures and strengthen existing areas with new points of interest and new materials. , And new explorable content, including underwater caves. Lab tweaks and quest tweaks will then be made as Obsidian prepares for the first major story update.
In particular, Obsidian says it will shift the early access development schedule somewhat to focus on “wider, larger content releases.” Monthly updates are still on the card, but players shouldn’t expect big additions every time. Developers are keen to spend their time focusing on the areas of stability, sophistication and bug fixing.
A more detailed overview of Obsidian’s future plans can be found on the Grounded website, along with additional information on the new Koi Pond update.