The Medium Materializes on PlayStation®5 Today
Bloober Team’s Acclaimed Third-Person Horror Title Arrives on New Platform in all Major Markets Alongside Retail Version for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5™
KRAKOW, POLAND – Sept. 3, 2021 – Bloober Team, the masters of terror behind the acclaimed titles Blair Witch, Observer and Layers of Fear, launched psychological horror title The Medium on PlayStation®5 today. Now, shifting to the spiritual world, solving puzzles, and following various paths will have a supernatural sensation from the new DualSense™ integration on PS5™. Players can head to the PlayStation™ Store to acquire The Medium’s standard version, at a price of $49.99/€49,99/£41.74, or the Deluxe Edition, which includes the base game, the original soundtrack, and a digital artbook, at an MSRP of $54.99/€54.00/£43.99
To commemorate this otherworldly occasion, Bloober Team has shared gameplay footage captured on PlayStation®5 to illustrate the eerie dual-world experience on the title’s newest platform. Taking a step beyond, the PlayStation®5 version of The Medium utilizes the unique features of the DualSense™ controller, offering the most tactile and immersive version yet.
The Medium – Launch Trailer
Additionally, Bloober Team and global retail publishing partner Koch Media have introduced the physical version of The Medium in tandem with the digital release for PS5™ worldwide for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PS5™. The Medium has a standard physical edition as well as The Medium: Two Worlds Special Launch Edition, which is available at select retailers. Both editions are published and available in retail stores today, and The Medium: Two Worlds Special Launch Edition comes with an exclusive Steelbook™ cover, the original soundtrack, and a 32-pages hardcover artbook. In Japan, publisher NA Publishing will bring the game to PS5™ and PC by Holiday 2021. Bloober Team and Black Screen Records will also publish The Medium Original Soundtrack on vinyl and CD, with a release expected in October; pre-orders are available now for the price of €34.00.
The Medium is a third-person psychological horror game that features innovative dual-reality gameplay. Players assume the role of Marianne, a medium gifted with several psychic abilities, and explore the real and spirit world both alternatively and simultaneously to uncover a dark mystery masked by disturbing secrets, sinister spirits, and devious puzzles only a medium can solve. The Medium is enriched by an original soundtrack co-composed by Akira Yamaoka, known for his work on the Silent Hill series, and Bloober Team’s Arkadiusz Reikowski, creating a truly unique atmosphere across both worlds.
Developed and published by Bloober Team, and rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB and PEGI 18, The Medium is Bloober Team’s largest and most ambitious project to date, with no loading screens and utilizing the full potential of the latest version of the Unreal Engine 4. The game is available on PlayStation®5 today, September 3, 2021, and is also available for $49.99/€49.99/£41.74 on Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG, and the Microsoft Store.
About Bloober Team:
Based in Krakow, Poland, and established in 2008, Bloober Team is an independent game development studio with over 100 people strong. The company focuses on creating mature psychological horror games with deep storylines and atmospheric set-pieces, all resulting in a chilling yet memorable experience. Bloober Team has extensive experience and passion working on acclaimed horror games including Blair Witch, Layers of Fear, Observer: System Redux and The Medium. https://www.blooberteam.com
About Koch Media:
The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.
The group’s publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner. The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned publishing units such as Deep Silver, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.
Additionally, as global publishing partner Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, CI Games, Giants Software, Kalypso, Koei Tecmo, Konami, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, Tripwire, Warner Bros, and many others.
With its parent company in Höfen, Austria, and the Publishing HQ in Munich, Germany, Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.
The Koch Media Group owns nine game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) , Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów / Poland), Free Radical Design (Nottingham / UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam /The Netherlands). Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films, a leading European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns Gaya Entertainment, a leading video game merchandise company in Munich, Germany, and the Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Koch Media is an Embracer Group company.
About NA PUBLISHING:
A console game publishing company located in Tokyo, Japan. Focusing on promoting console games into Japanese/Asian market. The company has so far successfully published world-wide famous franchises such as “Friday the 13th the Game”, “Layers of Fear 2”, “Blair Witch” and so on in to Asian Markets with both Digital Download and Physical Package. Also, NA PUBLISHIING operates as a 100% son company of a 34yr old veteran game development company “Natsume Atari Inc.”, becoming also strong at co-development and porting. The company will continue to focus on bringing High-Quality Indie titles from western countries into Asia, getting the results that all those awesome games deserve.
About Black Screen Records:
Black Screen Records is an independent record label for game soundtracks based in Cologne, Germany. Since 2015, Black Screen Records has released the video game soundtracks to over 70 games on vinyl, cd and digitally. They also run one of the biggest online stores for game soundtracks on vinyl and have over 500 different titles from various labels available on their website and have just opened a retail store for soundtracks, games and merchandise in Cologne.
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