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The Medium releases 14 minutes of new scares, story, and gameplay in glorious 4K

The Medium Childeater
The Medium Childeater (Image credit: Bloober Team SA)

What you need to know

  • Bloober Team released a new 14-minute video showcasing The Medium gameplay.
  • We learned more about some of the characters Marianne will encounter and the powers at her disposal.
  • The game is set to release on Jan. 28, 2021 for Xbox Series X|S and PC.

The Medium is easily one of our most anticipated Xbox games of 2021 and for very good reason. Being touted by fans as the spiritual successor to Silent Hill, this modern title takes inspiration from the horror classics that came before it while introducing a bold dual-reality gameplay mechanic.

Many players have been eager to see more of the game in action and thanks to the awesome folks at Bloober Team we proudly get to showcase a small slice of it. Here are 14 minutes of new 4K gameplay from The Medium.

In this video, we get a fresh look at many key elements of what makes The Medium so exciting for long-time horror fans. In addition to some cryptic introductions to a few of the supernatural characters our protagonist Marianne will encounter during the 8-10 hour playthrough, we also see the game's answer to non-traditional combat. In lieu of firearms or melee weapons, players have an assortment of spirit powers at their disposal which they'll need to cleverly use to overcome seemingly impossible obstacles.

While some players criticized Xbox's lack of true next-gen releases with the launch of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, The Medium is looking to be our first exclusively next-gen title on the platform. In our interview with the developers, Bloober Team explained how the dual-reality mechanic simply wasn't possible before the release of this new hardware. Because of this, The Medium will only be coming to Xbox Series X|S and PC when it launches on Jan. 28, 2021.

Miles Dompier is a Freelance Video Producer for Windows Central, focusing on video content for Windows Central Gaming. In addition to writing or producing news, reviews, and gaming guides, Miles delivers fun, community-focused videos for the Windows Central Gaming YouTube channel. Miles also hosts Xbox Chaturdays every Saturday, which serves as the Windows Central Gaming weekly podcast.

3 Comments
  • As far as I'm aware this is still refused classification in Australia.
  • The graphics looks like last decade!! I see "game footage not final". But this doesn't inspire confidence when the release is just 3-4 weeks away.
  • I just watched the video and I agree, that looks pretty subpar for a game that's dealing in fixed camera angles. The texturework just isn't up to snuff and there appears to be zero ray tracing in that video as well. And this is already factoring in Youtube compression. "Oh, but it's running two things simultaneously!" Yeah, so did Halo Master Chief Collection. Maybe I'm just bitter re: my first comment though.