Another day, another video game delay.
On Friday, developer Bloober Team announced that its upcoming horror game, The Medium, has been delayed. Originally set to release in December, it will now be launching on 28th January 2021.
The team states that this delay is due in part to the Covid-19 pandemic. The extra time will allow the team to add “further polish” to The Medium. Ensuring the game is as good as can be is a priority.
It also notes that the release schedule of “other games” has been a factor. The Medium‘s original release date was 10th December – i.e. the same day as Cyberpunk 2077. Presumably, then, the team didn’t want it to get lost amongst the hype of one of the most anticipated games of the generation.
The statement, shared on The Medium‘s official Twitter page, reads as follows:
“After much careful thought and consideration, today we have made the difficult decision to delay the Launch of The Medium to January 28, 2021.
It wasn’t an easy choice to make, but one made due to the Covid-19 situation in Poland, as well as the current schedule of other games on the market. Bloober Team remains committed to delivering our biggest, most ambitious, fear-inducing experience to date.
The additional development time will allow us to add further polish, ensuring we deliver our innovative, genre-pushing vision of interactive psychological horror. Rest assured, the delay will not stop us sharing information with you, and you can expect us to unravel a few more layers of The Medium’s great mystery soon.”
So while we have to wait a little longer for The Medium, we can expect more information about the title to be revealed between now and January.
A psychological horror game, The Medium‘s unique selling point is its ‘dual reality’ gameplay; your protagonist will experience two separate realities that she has to manage. And, presumably, twice the realities means twice the scares. It’s coming to PC and Xbox Series X/S on 28th January. It’ll also be included as part of Xbox Game Pass for Console.