The Medium Has New 4K Gameplay Footage Out Now On The Xbox Series X

The Medium Has New 4K Gameplay Footage Out Now On The Xbox Series X
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One of the more promising games scheduled for the Xbox Series X is without question The Medium. It’s shaping up to be a pretty noteworthy next-gen horror title that could help Microsoft gain an additional boost in 2021.

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Currently scheduled to release on January 21, The Medium follows a woman medium named Marianne. She has the unique ability to travel to the spirit world, which is the polar opposite of the reality she faces while exploring a communist resort that’s teeming in dark secrets and harmful entities.

Where The Medium departs from traditional psychological horror is the two distinct realities. There is the spirit world and the normal world, both of which can be played at the same time. This patented gameplay has got many excited and thankfully, more of it was just teased in one final teaser trailer before The Medium officially releases in just a couple of weeks.

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Up in the trailer above, you can see some extended gameplay showing Marianne navigating different areas and using her psychic abilities to put pieces of the puzzle together. The communist resort has a dark history surrounding it and that comes through pretty well in this latest trailer.

A lot of the trailer centers around exploration and gathering clues, but there is also footage of the dual realities playing out at the same time. Where the real world has sort of a dull color scheme, the spirit world is much more orange.

That distinguishes them pretty well and was a great design choice for Bloober Team. It also looks like they’ve done a great job building this world and the characters within it. That will be crucial in keeping players invested in the story, as there seems to be a lot of cut-scenes explaining events that have left the resort in the state that Marianne currently finds it in.

You can bet the further you get in the story, the darker the secrets will be that you come across. That also means stronger enemies lurking in the shadows. This final trailer is a solid offering for those that want one more taste before the full-course meal at the end of this month.

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There aren’t a lot of noteworthy titles out right now for both the Xbox Series X and S, so The Medium could have a pretty big splash right away — especially for those fond of survival-horror games. Let’s see if the horrors are enough to push Microsoft’s next-gen consoles forward even further.