Bloober Team, the studio behind acclaimed horror games including Blair Witch, Observer: System Redux and Layers of Fear, has announced the release The Medium, the third-person psychological horror game featuring next-gen game mechanics exploring two worlds at the same time.
The game is available today (buy at Microsoft) for $49.99/€49.99/£39.99 exclusively on Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG, and the Microsoft Store.
To celebrate the global launch, Bloober Team has announced that The Medium will be available for a 10% off launch discount on PC and Xbox Series X|S for the first week of release beginning today.
The Medium Deluxe Edition is also available for PC players on Steam for $54.99/€54.99/£43.99, which includes the game, The Medium Original Soundtrack (by Akira Yamaoka and Arkadiusz Reikowski) and The Art of The Medium (digital artbook).
Players can also purchase these separately on Steam; the Original Soundtrack for $9.99/€8.19/£7.19, and The Art of The Medium for $5.99/€4.99/£4.79.
Below, watch the new official launch trailer for The Medium featuring the original song “Voices,” performed by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and composed by Akira Yamaoka & Arkadiusz Reikowski.
While the launch trailer features the rekindled musical collaboration between Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Akira Yamaoka, known for their work together on the Silent Hill series, Bloober Team also teases a second playable character in The Medium that was previously shown as the gloved man from The Medium – The Threats Official Trailer.
“Everyone at Bloober Team is ecstatic to see The Medium release on Xbox Series X/S and PC as it has been a vision we’ve had for years,” said Piotr Babieno, CEO at Bloober Team.
“Seeing first-hand how the game has changed from its original idea years ago to now how immersive it is with Bloober Team’s innovative dual-reality mechanics has been incredibly inspiring to our entire team. We can’t wait to showcase this as one of our most ambitious titles to date and deliver to players around the world one of the first next-gen horror games.”
The Medium is a third-person psychological horror game that features an innovative dual-reality gameplay that has been patented by Bloober Team.
Players will play as Marianne, a medium gifted with a number of psychic abilities, and explore the real and spirit world both alternatively and simultaneously to uncover a dark mystery masked by disturbing secrets, sinister spirits, and devious puzzles only a medium can solve.
Developed and published by Bloober Team, and rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB and PEGI 18, The Medium is Bloober Team’s largest and most ambitious project to date, with no loading screens and utilizing the full potential of the latest version of the Unreal Engine 4, alongside Microsoft DirectX Raytracing and NVIDIA DLSS technology with the newest GeForce Game Ready Drivers from NVIDIA for PC today and Raytracing support for Xbox Series X.
Akira Yamaoka, known for his work on the Silent Hill series, and Bloober Team’s Arkadiusz Reikowski collaborated together on the game’s original ‘dual’ score, creating truly unique atmospheres across both worlds.