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It will hit Sony’s console on September 3, 2021 and feature full DualSense controller support, according to the blurb accompanying the announcement trailer below.
The Medium sees players assume the role of Marianne, a medium living across the real and spirit worlds. According to Bloober, it features “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,” reads the product description.
VGC’s review called the game a short but intriguing tale. “The Medium won’t give you any sleepless nights, but treat it as a paranormal thriller rather than an all-out horror game and you’ll find an interesting story (albeit a disturbing one at times) that will encourage you to push through its slightly repetitive split-screen gimmick to find out how it all ends.”
Bloober has said The Medium is partly inspired by Konami’s Silent Hill series, which is why it signed the horror franchise’s composer Akira Yamaoka to contribute music to the game alongside Arkadiusz Reikowski (Blair Witch, Layers of Fear, Observer).
In February, Bloober revealed that its next title will be an existing horror IP from “a very famous gaming publisher”, fuelling speculation it could be reviving Silent Hill.