The Medium is one of the may games coming your way this January 2021. Created by Bloober Team, this psychological horror game is not only a new direction for the studio but also one of the first Xbox Series X/S exclusives arriving on the platform. Sure, it is coming to PC too but there’s finally something new and exciting to play on the consoles.
Bloober Team released 14 minutes of brand-new The Medium gameplay for you to enjoy. The gameplay showcases the seamless passage between the real world and the spirit world as players explore both at the same time. According to Bloober Team, the game actually renders both worlds at the same time making it a new visual achievement for the studio.
Check out the 14 minutes of The Medium gameplay down below. The game is set to release on Xbox Series X/S and PC on 18 January 2021.
Discover a dark mystery only a medium can solve. Travel to an abandoned communist resort and use your unique psychic abilities to uncover its deeply disturbing secrets, solve dual-reality puzzles, survive encounters with sinister spirits, and explore two realities at the same time. The Medium is a third-person psychological horror game that features patented dual-reality gameplay and an original soundtrack co-composed by Arkadiusz Reikowski and Akira Yamaoka.
BECOME A MEDIUM Wield unique psychic abilities reserved for those with the gift. Travel between the realities or explore them both at the very same time. Use the Out of Body experience to investigate places where your real-world self can’t go. Create energy shields and deliver powerful spirit blasts to survive the spirit world and its otherworldly dangers.
SEE WHAT’S HIDDEN Delve deep into a mature and morally ambiguous story, where nothing is what it seems and everything has another side. As a medium you see, hear and experience more than others, and with every new perspective you will change your perception on what happened at the Niwa resort.
PLAY IN TWO WORLDS AT THE SAME TIME Never-seen-before and officially patented gameplay that plays out across two worlds displayed at the same time. Explore the physical world and the spirit world simultaneously, and use the interactions between them to solve dual-reality puzzles, unlock new paths, and awaken memories of past events.
ENTER A DARK REALITY INSPIRED BY BEKSIŃSKI The Medium’s spirit world is a dark mirror reflection of our reality, a grim and unsettling place where our unpunished deeds, evil urges, and vile secrets manifest themselves and can take on a form. This world has been invented and designed under the inspiration of Zdzisław Beksiński’s paintings, Polish dystopian surrealist internationally recognized for his distinctive and strikingly ominous style.
MUSIC BY YAMAOKA & REIKOWSKI Immerse yourself in the disturbing and oppressive atmosphere of the game thanks to the original ‘dual’ soundtrack co-created by Akira Yamaoka and Arkadiusz Reikowski. Yamaoka-san is a legendary Japanese composer best known for his work on the Silent Hill series; Reikowski is a Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominee who worked on such acclaimed horror games as Blair Witch, Layers of Fear, and Observer. Now they join their creative forces for the music and songs of The Medium.