Akira Yamaoka On Board
Blair Witch and Layers of Fear creator Bloober Team has announced its latest project. This month's Inside Xbox presentation gave us The Medium, a psychological horror title coming to Xbox Series X and PC in the holiday season.
The Medium bases itself around the central conceit of how perspective changes perception. You'll play as Marianne, the titular medium. She's hounded by visions of horrific things and interacts with two worlds: the real world and the spirit world. Bloober Team says Marianne has a "wider perspective" than regular people and can see more clearly that there's more going on than meets the eye. You can check out the reveal trailer for The Medium below:
We don't know too much about the actual gameplay of The Medium yet, with Bloober Team promising us they'll have more to show off in the near future. Bloober CEO Piotr Babieno says that it's the team's "most ambitious game ever", so we're looking forward to finding out more about it. Perhaps most exciting for horror fans is the involvement of legendary Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka, who's working with Bloober's composer Arkadiusz Reikowski on the soundtrack for the game.
In terms of Xbox Series X hardware, Bloober says it's taken full advantage of the hardware's "horsepower" and that the console made it possible for the team to create a game with no loading screens and a high FPS value. According to Bloober, this makes the game more "immersive". We'll learn more about what the team managed to accomplish with the Xbox Series X devkit in the future. You'll be able to check out The Medium when it launches on Xbox Series X and PC this holiday season. In the meantime, you can keep up with the game via its official website.
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