Bloober Team knows a thing or two about weaving an incredible horror tale, and that streak continues with the upcoming psychological thriller, The Medium. To celebrate the upcoming launch of this titillating horror adventure, the studio behind the title just revealed a new live-action trailer that offers an eerie new look at the mystery behind it all.
The Medium is much more than just another scary experience. It’s a game that flirts with psychological warfare, meant to tease the player into a dualistic experience that thrives on uncertainty and a convoluted sense of reality. The live-action trailer goes beyond that, showing off even more disturbing elements to the world that The Medium has to offer:
“The Medium is a game with a very strong narrative backbone. The most important thing for me was to understand what the essence of this story is, who its heroes are and its tone,” said Writer & Creative Producer, Tomasz Bagiński. “The task was to lean as hard as possible on the emotional side of the story while trying to keep as many of the twists as possible a secret. The script is supposed to build a certain mood rather than reveal a story.”
Bagiński is an academy award-nominated filmmaker, as well as a Bafta winner, and a phenomenal storyteller. He has also worked on other gaming staples like Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher series in addition to previous work with Ubisoft and Microsoft.
“The Medium is our biggest and most ambitious project to date,” said Piotr Babieno, CEO, Bloober Team. “When we thought who could write a live-action trailer for the game, Tomasz Bagiński quickly became the most natural choice. After all, his Oscar-nominated The Cathedral was also inspired by the art of Zdzisław Beksiński, just like the spirit world in our game. I’m personally very happy that we could create something together.”
The Medium, according to Bloober, is the studio’s most ambitious project yet and will force players to attempt survival in not one reality, but two simultaneously. With a soundtrack co-composed by Silent Hill’s Akira Yamaoka, this chilling adventure could be the next big thing in horror if it lives up to its promise.
As for the journey itself, the story follows Marianne, a character that is plagued by terrifying visions that blend two realities. There’s the reality we know and see every day, and then there is the reality that belongs to spirits and very dangerous things that go bump in the night. As her visions progress, Marianne will travel to a Krakov, Poland hotel that is the home to a horrifying tragedy and it is there that she must unravel the mystery that plagues her.
The Medium officially makes its psychological debut on January 28 on Xbox Series X/S and PC through the Epic Games Store, Steam, and the Microsoft Store.