The Medium, Scorn, and more announced for Xbox Game Pass for Xbox Series X

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

What you need to know

  • Today, Microsoft revealed a number of Xbox Series X games.
  • Many look absolutely stunning like Call of the Sea and The Medium.
  • Luckily, they're also coming to Xbox Game Pass.
  • Call of the Sea, The Medium, and Scorn were confirmed for the service.

Today, Microsoft revealed a number of Xbox Series X games, but there were some surprise Xbox Game Pass announcements in there. Call of the Sea, The Medium, and Scorn are coming to Xbox Game Pass for Xbox Series X, but if they're available on Xbox One, they'll probably be available there too. You can read about the titles below.

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Call of the Sea

Call of the Sea is a first-person adventure puzzle game set in the 1930s that tells the story of Norah, a woman on the trail of her missing husband's expedition. The search takes place on a strange but beautiful island in the South Pacific, filled with secrets.

The Medium

The Medium is from the team that brought you Blair Witch. The game is a next-generation psychological horror game. You play as Marianne, a medium living in two worlds: the real and the spirit one. Haunted by a vision of a child's murder, you travel to an abandoned hotel resort, which many years ago became the stage of an unthinkable tragedy.


Scorn is an atmospheric first-person horror adventure game set in a nightmarish universe of odd forms and somber tapestry. It is designed around the idea of "being thrown into the world." Isolated and lost inside this dream-like world, you will explore different interconnected regions in a non-linear fashion.

What do you think about these games? Will you play through on Xbox Game Pass? Let us know.

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  • Scorn has apparantly been in the making for years so I'm not overly excited about that one being great but I hope they prove me wrong.
  • The news about Xbox Series X has been sounding pretty intriguing to date. But this event was a misfire and who's responsible for not calling it off? If there is a good game or two in that collection of gloom we surely wouldn't know it by that.
  • Remember it is difficult doing a show when every member is in a different house. But yeah there was a big big game in the show. I'm betting by August. Everyone is talking about The Medium. The next big Horror game. It seems to be using Silent Hill as a reference.
  • The Medium stole the show. Big time. I went in thinking Creed would be the best representation of visuals for Series X from 3rd party. Only for Bloober to completely change the narrative and be the star of the show. A 3rd person psychological horror game. A game story and idea that came into conception in 2012. But the developer said there wasn't any hardware available to make the vision come to fruition. Until Series X. It has a fixed cinematic camera angles like Silent Hill. Has the Silent Hill composer Akira working on the music for the game. Is built from the ground up to utilize Ray Tracing, next Gen animations and the SSD to make transitions between spirit world and normal world completely seemless with no loading screens. This game could be a big killer app this Xmas alongside Halo Infinite. And this gane won't be releasing on Xbox One.
  • #1 I didn't know xgp xsx is a thing now? #2 I thought all Xbox games studio releases were going to be xgp available on day 1 #3 I thought there wouldn't be any xsx console exclusives (from Xbox one) for at least a year after xsx dropped?? So these games aren't launch titles? Did they quietly sweep that under the rug?
  • There won't be any Xbox Game Studios exclusives, other developers can make them exclusive.
  • They quietly swept it under the rug.
  • MS didn't keep anything quiet. They very clearly said Xbox Game Studios would support Xbox One for 1 - 2 years. They never said anything about forcing 3rd party developers to do so. And yes XGP (I'm assuming you mean Xbox Gamepass) is forever regardless of what console comes out and PC of course. Every single Xbox Game Studios games and whatever 3rd parties make a deal will have there games launch on Gamepass day 1 on Series X as well. So you will only have to buy a Series X and no games. Go home and install Halo Infinite and The Medium. Saving consumers a ton of money.
  • The initial discussion was that generations would no longer be a thing, you were just playing on "Xbox" not Xbox blah. They have reverted away from that discussion.
  • I'm not to sure what people were expecting. Forward and backward compatible is exactly what they have achieved. Anyone who assumed that meant there Xbox One would play every game for 10-15 years really doesn't know PC or what MS was referring to. Originally Phil said he wanted consumers to have the choice. Thsy definitive generations were a thing of the past. They did that by releasing One X. And they have also done that by committing all Xbox Game Studios ganes to be available on Xbox One for 12-24 months after Series X releases. It's also becoming apparantly they have designed their devkit for Series X the same way. Developers saying how easy it is to develop the game for both Xbox One and Series X using the exact same devkit. MS have supplied everything they promised. Right down to the devkit tools for developers to. They can't force 3rd parties to make games for both if they don't want to. But they have as I said committed all of their own teams to do exactly what they said they would.
  • Last December they said support for 1 to 2 years, by Xbox game studios. Others, and they have confirmed this, are able to code as they please. Certain games just won't run on the Xbox one, so game Devs are not hampered by having to make them work. Stoked these are coming to Game Pass.