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A live-action trailer for the upcoming psychological horror game, The Medium, was just released today by Bloober Team. They worked in conjunction with VFX and animation studio Platige Image. It was made with Academy Award nominee Tomasz Bagiński as the writer and creative producer, along with Paweł Maślona serving as the director.

The trailer is said to bring to life the game's unique atmosphere and art style, which were inspired by the art of Zdzisław Beksiński. We also get a look at some of the key characters that are "central to the game's mystery." These characters include Marianna, the titular medium, a man named Thomas, a spirit named Sadness, and The Maw, which is a "deceptive and hostile entity who can travel between the material and spirit world."

“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, 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 and Bafta-winning filmmaker, visualist and storyteller. He was responsible for directing the now-iconic cinematics for such games as The Witcher series and Cyberpunk 2077, as well as Microsoft and Ubisoft productions.
Also recently released was a 14-minute long gameplay video. The Medium will be released on January 28 for the Xbox Series X|S and the PC via Steam, the Epic Games Store (affiliate link), and the Microsoft Store for $49.99 (USD) with an additional 10% discount prior to launch.