The Medium Will Cost $49.99

The Medium Will Cost $49.99 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2020 / 2,764 Views

Many games that are launching for the next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series X and S, and PlayStation 5, are seeing a price increase to $69.99. However, Bloober Team's horror game, The Medium, will be priced at $49.99. This is according to the Microsoft Store and Steam pages for the game.

The Medium Will Cost $49.99

Here is an overview of the game:

Discover a dark mystery only a medium can solve. Travel to an abandoned communist resort and use your unique psychic abilities to uncover its deeply disturbing secrets, solve dual-reality puzzles, survive encounters with sinister spirits, and explore two realities at the same time.

The Medium is a third-person psychological horror game that features patented dual-reality gameplay and an original soundtrack co-composed by Arkadiusz Reikowski and Akira Yamaoka.

Key Features:

  • Become a Medium – Wield unique psychic abilities reserved for those with the gift. Travel between the realities or explore them both at the very same time. Use the Out of Body experience to investigate places where your real-world self can’t go. Create energy shields and deliver powerful spirit blasts to survive the spirit world and its otherworldly dangers.
  • See What’s Hidden – Delve deep into a mature and morally ambiguous story, where nothing is what it seems and everything has another side. As a medium you see, hear and experience more than others, and with every new perspective you will change your perception on what happened at the Niwa resort.
  • Play in Two Worlds at the Same Time – Never-seen-before and officially patented gameplay that plays out across two worlds displayed at the same time. Explore the physical world and the spirit world simultaneously, and use the interactions between them to solve dual-reality puzzles, unlock new paths, and awaken memories of past events.
  • Enter a Dark Reality Inspired by Beksinski  The Medium’s spirit world is a dark mirror reflection of our reality, a grim and unsettling place where our unpunished deeds, evil urges, and vile secrets manifest themselves and can take on a form. This world has been invented and designed under the inspiration of Zdzisław Beksinski’s paintings, Polish dystopian surrealist internationally recognized for his distinctive and strikingly ominous style.
  • Music by Akira Yamaoka and Arkadiusz Reikowski – Immerse yourself in the disturbing and oppressive atmosphere of the game thanks to the original ‘dual’ soundtrack co-created by Akira Yamaoka and Arkadiusz Reikowski. Yamaoka-san is a legendary Japanese composer best known for his work on the Silent Hill series; Reikowski is a Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominee who worked on such acclaimed horror games as Blair Witch, Layers of Fear, and Observer. Now they join their creative forces for the music and songs of The Medium.

The Medium will launch for the Xbox Series X and S, Xbox Game Pass, and PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store in Holiday 2020. 

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Signalstar (on 28 September 2020)

But how much will The Large cost?

SuperNintend0rk (on 28 September 2020)

And more importantly, can I get it as a combo with some fries? :P

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Darwinianevolution (on 28 September 2020)

Not as much as The Small, I tell you that.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 28 September 2020)

Damn, fast food is getting crazy expensive these days... :P

Vendrom (on 28 September 2020)

Well Blair Witch was $30 so there's some slight increase, which is understandable cause The Medium looks a much higher budget game

shikamaru317 (on 28 September 2020)

Yep Bloober revealed that this is their highest budget game ever, 7m budget as I recall.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 28 September 2020)

Does that include a drink?

DirtyP2002 (on 28 September 2020)

GamePass for me! Looks promising.

Azzanation (on 28 September 2020)

Yes.. But does it include fries?

LivncA_Dis3 (on 28 September 2020)

small pls!

NextGen_Gamer (on 28 September 2020)

I would still consider this a $10 price jump - The Medium is the type of game, in scope, that probably would have been $39 on PS4/Xbox One. So $49 on Xbox Series X/S makes sense. I really do think the $10 increase though is completely justified for this next-gen - games have been $60 for a long, long time. However, I do hope the titles that launch at $70 are at least a bit more respectful to customers in terms of microtransactions in them.

Jranation (on 28 September 2020)

When the price of the game is the headline lmao

ironmanDX (on 28 September 2020)

Meal for 2, $69?

JRPGfan (on 28 September 2020)

decent price, though its not weird for AA titles to have lower prices than bigger AAA ones.