The Medium gets four minutes of gameplay walking through the Dual Reality feature

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

What you need to know

  • The Medium is a next-gen psychological horror game from Bloober Team, a studio specializing in horror.
  • In the Medium, you can play in the real world and a hidden supernatural world at the exact same time.
  • A new four minute gameplay video on the YouTube channel shows this unique game mechanic in action.
  • The Medium looks gorgeous in 4K, and Dual Reality looks to set the game apart from anything before it.

After the Medium revealed a brand-new trailer at the Xbox Games Showcase, the official Xbox YouTube channel released a four minute gamepolay video showcase the Medium in action, including the new Dual Reality feature that looks technically and visually very impressive.

The gameplay video shows how players can explore the real world and a hidden paranormal world at the same time, and use this mirrored reality to find hidden passages, solve puzzles, and traverse through a dark and terrifying world. Even the small snippet the video shows seems very impressive, and is only possible due to the power of the Xbox Series X, which combines powerful specs with a super fast SSD to render two beautiful environments simultaneously.

The Medium doesn't have a set release date yet, but it should debut on the Xbox Series X and Windows PC's in the future, and will be on Xbox Game Pass day one. You can pre-order the game from the Microsoft Store if you want to ensure you're first in line for this next-gen horror experience.

Xbox Series X/S


Zachary Boddy
Staff Writer

Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer primarily focused on covering the latest news, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been with Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019. While originally brought on to write about all things Minecraft, Zachary has since expanded to write about practically everything that Windows Central covers. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.

  • Oh wow. I'm in love with this. I was so hoping the fixed camera was great. And it really feels like the old classic cinematic horror titles. Love it. Can't wait to play it this holiday.
  • Xbox needs games like this one. This is great
  • Yeah, not really digging the split screen, but I guess I could get used to it. It seems like it would kill the immersion into the game rather than an ability to swap between worlds like other games have done in the past.
  • The developers said it's not all the time. It's not controlled by the player. And the side by side thing isn't the only use of the spirit world. So it could be sometimes where we see either world full screen or not see both worlds at all. It's entirely story driven this aspect. But due to the SSD will have 0 loading screens in transitions. Much like Ratchet did with its transitions from worlds.
  • Should've shown this yesterday
  • I will buy this
  • It looks amazing
  • Hopefully it will take the attention it deserves....