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Exclusive: Hands-on with The Medium on Xbox Series X - Xbox Wire

Will Tuttle writes, "One of the most-discussed titles we revealed in 2020 was The Medium, a psychological horror game developed by Polish developer Bloober Team, coming exclusively to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass. Bloober Team has made its name with well-received and envelope-pushing horror games, including Observer, Layers of Fear, and Blair Witch. Each of these games has a central theme that drives its creative and technological design and The Medium continues that tradition with a mechanic the team is calling “dual reality gameplay.” I recently had the chance to play the first few hours of The Medium and found it to be a wholly unique experience that I can’t wait to explore more."

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potatoseal40d ago

"coming exclusively to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass"

That's just a flat out LIE. It releasing day and date on STEAM for PC.

I'm still not sure on this game yet. But it sounds like it could be good. I hope it will be. Not feeling the 'split screen' thing they have going on at times. But I'm hoping for some great gameplay. Looking forward to the reviews to see what's what.

JCOLE1319540d ago (Edited 40d ago )

The very last paragraph has PC included if that counts. Odd that they start with what you quoted first though.

“ Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long. The Medium is now available for pre-order and will launch January 28 for Xbox Series X|S and PC. Best of all, it will also be available on day one with Xbox Game Pass.”

potatoseal40d ago (Edited 40d ago )

Why does the official Xbox websites keep on telling the lies and half-truths all the time with their games? They either lie, or they bend the truth so much that most people not paying attention believe them.

Like the article the other day from Xbox, about the "exclusive" games coming to the Series X in 2021. Oh sorry, "exclusively" .. not "exclusive".

They know exactly what they're doing. They know the reality and the TRUTH makes them look sub-par. They know they don't have exclusive games anymore, they only have multiplats. So they have to play PR and marketing games with their wording. They also state one FALSE thing... then add the truth in "the very last paragraph" as you said.

It's disgusting what they do. You can never trust them. From Phil, all the way down to their writers on their official websites.

stevej33640d ago

@ potatoseal dude you sound like an obsessed crazy person. The only person who cares about this is you. Pc is Microsoft whether you want to accept it or not. I don't have an Xbox anymore because I built a gaming PC and am able to play all the Xbox games. Somehow that's a bad thing.

potatoseal40d ago (Edited 40d ago )

@ steve

No of course it's not a bad thing. I LIKE we can play all their games on PC. STEAM is not an MS platform.

I just don't like the bullshit they talk. I'm getting sick of it.

DJStotty39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

@potatoseal

"Why does the official Xbox websites keep on telling the lies and half-truths all the time with their games?"

lmao, hurt again?

What about the article about "10 PS5 games that need attention" when they are multiplatform?

Let me guess that gets a pass and it is just Microsoft that spin the truth? Take those glasses off sunshine, it's cloudy outside.

"They know they don't have exclusive games anymore, they only have multiplats."

More absolute fabrications, they have more studios than Sony, to state "they have no exclusives" is nonsense, and don't throw "but but but PC" around, everyone knows the games are still exclusive to Microsoft.

"STEAM is not an MS platform."

But what would steam be without Microsoft Windows?

RazzerRedux39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

"But what would steam be without Microsoft Windows?"

It would be a service that would be on whatever OS was there instead of Windows. Hell, if you remove Windows from existence then Microsoft wouldn't be the company it is today at all. There were plenty of contenders to be the default OS for PC. Remove DOS/Windows and one of those would have taken its place.

Silly argument.

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iplay1up240d ago

Gee, if you had Game Pass it is included day 1. No purchase required! Game Pass is the way to go, IF you have a Series X. This game will not be on Xbox One consoles.

DJStotty39d ago

I already have the Medium installed on Series X via gamepass.

Really looking forward to this game.

343_Guilty_Spark40d ago (Edited 40d ago )

What other console is it available on? You know how this works.

Why are you so angry?

potatoseal40d ago

They purposely mislead people. It's coming to PC and that's a fact that the writer knows. Be purposely omits that in his opening paragraph. It's done on purpose, not by mistake.

If the game is good. I AM PLANNING ON PLAYING IT ON PC.

I'm just sick of this kind of trickery from MS and their websites. It's bullshit and you know it.

DJStotty39d ago

@potatoseal

They state in the article it is coming to PC, don't get what your issue is.

They can not say it is coming to Steam, that is Steam's job. You won't see Steam saying it is also coming to xbox game pass lol.

Here, are you going to complain Steam do not state it is coming to Series X? Did they lie?

https://store.steampowered....

x_xavier_x40d ago (Edited 40d ago )

Calm down dude. Geez...

In the past, when an game appeared on just one of the 3 consoles manufactured by Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft it was rightfully branded as an exclusive. Everyone understood that "exclusive" meant that the game would not appear on a competitor's CONSOLE. That hasn't changed.

Yet, now we have people complaining whenever a Microsoft exclusive title appears on the PC as well as on consoles, screaming "Not an exclusive. Not an exclusive!". They're essentially using flawed semantics as a way to bolster their argument.

Is the game in question going to be released on Sony's or Nintendo's systems? No it is not. So, it's still a console exclusive. End of story.

Get over it.

potatoseal40d ago (Edited 40d ago )

IF the writer was honest and not tried to TRICK people, I would not care.

If the game's good I will get it on PC. I'm just sick of this BS that MS pulls. They lie and mislead people and they do it far too often.

MS doesn't have exclusives anymore and you know it. They have multiplats. But in the opening paragraph he states a complete LIE. Just flat out not telling the truth. STEAM is not their platform.

DJStotty39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

I don't think the writer tried to trick people, because lets be honest, whoever read the article would know it is coming to xbox and PC, as it stated.

"MS doesn't have exclusives anymore and you know it. They have multiplats."

Sigh, lies again, can you get gears on Playstation or Switch? Or is it just xbox and windows 10? you know, Microsoft platforms, therefore Microsoft Exclusives.

Elda39d ago

Agreed. The Medium is not solely an XB platform exclusive but the game is exclusive to XB gaming consoles. As of yet you can not play The Medium on a Nintendo or a PS gaming console.

westcoastcooldude39d ago

@DJStotty I wish that logic would die with 'MS doesn't having exclusives'. There are clearly games that will never come to nintendo or playstation. Instead of it being called xbox exclusives, it'll be MS exclusives going forward since they're now catering to Windows PC gamers and xbox console gamers.

The other thing I'm getting tired of seeing is how whenever there's an article on an exclusive coming to xbox, a lot of PC players have to make it known how they're going to play it on there PC. MS doesn't care whether you play it on pc or console. They're going to get your money one way or another.

RazzerRedux39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

@westcoastcooldude

"it'll be MS exclusives going forward"

No, it won't. Steam is not a MS platform and that is where the vast majority of PC games sales are.

"The other thing I'm getting tired of seeing is how whenever there's an article on an exclusive coming to xbox, a lot of PC players have to make it known how they're going to play it on there PC. MS doesn't care whether you play it on pc or console. They're going to get your money one way or another."

If the game is sold on Steam then Microsoft gets nothing. Regardless, why does it bother you so much where I or others play the game? Would you have a problem if someone says they are playing Cyberpunk 2077 on XSX?

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someone7240d ago

Meh, Who wants to play on a pc anyway. Pcs are for work and basement dwellers.

RazzerRedux39d ago

Or people with money who do not have to settle for console versions.

See? I can stereotype as well

DEEHULK8840d ago

I'm pretty sure they did the same thing in that article about Kena, calling it a "Playstation adventure", when it's coming to PC on release day and other consoles down the line. Call it down the middle please.
Potato seal did you go to that article to say the same thing because calling Kena a "Playstation adventure", is a flat out LIE

potatoseal40d ago

That's on GAMES RADAR website.

That's not on an official Sony website. Sony don't say that it's coming exclusively to PS5. Not like this Official Xbox website.

DEEHULK8840d ago (Edited 40d ago )

Anyone who read the article on an Xbox site would not be mislead because it says it's on PC at the end. Sounds like you just read the title potatoseal.
Go to N4g comments in the Kena article and complain about them misleading potential customers with the title, even though it says that it's on PC in the article, just like this one. Quit looking at the title and read the whole thing. Potatoseal

DJStotty39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

"That's on GAMES RADAR website."

"That's not on an official Sony website. Sony don't say that it's coming exclusively to PS5."

Ok let's look :-

https://www.playstation.com...

Ouch,

Yep, as stated per playstation website article :-

"Platform:PS5, PS4"

Oh dear, Sony are lying to everyone not stating this is coming to PC.

How will you defend and flip this PotatoSeal? Microsoft's fault?

Elda39d ago

As of now Kena is a PS gaming console exclusive & The Medium is a XB gaming console exclusive. Both games are on PC but both games can only be played on one gaming console platform which makes those games as of now gaming console exclusives.

RazzerRedux39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

"calling it a "Playstation adventure""
"Oh dear, Sony are lying to everyone not stating this is coming to PC."

Did they say the game was "exclusive"? Nope. That's the difference. Show me where Sony called Kena a Playstation "exclusive". You guys are desperate to find a Sony equivalent and failing.

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Orchard40d ago

@potatoseal You are obsessed lol. So it's fine when Sony does it?

potatoseal40d ago

Sony official websites don't do what this official MS website does.

Orchard40d ago (Edited 40d ago )

You mean like those times they told us Spiderman etc were PS5 exclusives... oh wait... snap

DJStotty39d ago

"Sony official websites don't do what this official MS website does."

Please research before you make a fool of yourselves, Sony have done the exact same with Kena, difference is Sony make it out like it is only coming to PS4 and PS5

https://www.playstation.com...

stiggs40d ago (Edited 40d ago )

You can play many PlayStation "exclusive" games on a PC using PS Now. Do you still consider titles like Horizon Zero Dawn and The Last of US to be exclusives even though you can play them on another platform? If so, then what's the difference between Sony games on a PC and Microsoft games on a PC?

potatoseal40d ago

OMG I'm not going to explain to you how PS Now is not the same thing and not even close. If you don't know, then I'm sorry for you.

I WILL SAY, that YES, Horizon Zero Dawn is now a multiplat because you can get it on PC. Same with Death Stranding... MULTIPLAT.

stiggs40d ago (Edited 40d ago )

I'm not asking you to explain how PS Now works. It's a delivery system for playing games on other platforms. That's the only relevant point in this discussion.

I want to know if you think that the games on PS Now can still be labeled as Sony exclusives. You said that Microsoft has no exclusives because all their games are multi-plats (PC and Xbox). Sony also has many of their PlayStation console titles available on the PC (via PS Now). By your logic, all of those specific Sony games can't be labeled as exclusives. Right?

On the PS Now web site it literally says "No PS4? No problem". They are actually stating that the titles are available on a differnt platform. Therefore, according to your logic, they're non exclusives. The thing is that I still see many of those titles advertised as PlayStation exclusives. Should I start calling Sony and their staff a bunch of liars?

DJStotty39d ago (Edited 39d ago )

""coming exclusively to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass"

That's just a flat out LIE. It releasing day and date on STEAM for PC.

Where did you pull that line from?

As per the article :-

The Medium is now available for pre-order and will launch January 28 for Xbox Series X|S and PC.

I think they have just edited it badly in the first line, but then again they can not mention Steam, only xbox and gamepass.

Everyone getting so mad and pent up these days about Microsoft's wording lol.

TheProblem39d ago

No where on your link does PlayStation claim kena is coming “EXCLUSIVELY” to PS4 and PS5. The word “exclusively” is where the lie is

Sony simply list their platforms kena is releasing on

DJStotty39d ago

@TheProblem

Like i said

"I think they have just edited it badly in the first line"

green39d ago

You are losing it buddy. Go outside and enjoy some fresh air. It ain't that deep.

HyperMoused39d ago

what is it with PC people that makes them jump in and yell LIIIEEEEEEE, what they mean is console wise you cant play it anywhere else, MS has always said they would release exclusives on PC and Xbox. Nothing tricky here its a console exclusive yeah

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iplay1up240d ago

I paid a little extra for my Series X, but I don't regret it! So amazing. Quick resume, switching from one game to another in seconds, fantastic! I can go from Tetris to Gears 5 in 10 seconds and back again.

potatoseal40d ago

Congratulations, seems like, all of a sudden, 10 people out of nowhere liked your comment.

I wonder why that is? hmmm

Orchard40d ago

Is he not allowed to enjoy his Xbox or have his own opinion?

potatoseal40d ago

@ orchard, where do you get this? Did I say that.

I meant that very soon after he wrote his comment, all of a sudden it had 10 likes. Out of nowhere. Super fast. Like they were done by bots or something I don't know. I thought it was weird.

Of course he can enjoy his console and have his own opinion. What a stupid question.

Jericho133739d ago

Wow coming to the comments section to talk about a game people are really excited for and half of them are your desperate fanboy gibberish. Bore off.

OneLove40d ago (Edited 40d ago )

Agree I'm getting almost non existing lag and an increase of download speeds from 140 to 200+ mbps.

B1uBurneR40d ago

Wrong its a Series X and PC exclusive than can be played on Xbox one via Rain app.. Anyone knows if they is gonna be on the XCloud?

boing139d ago

Most discussed?? By who?

Battlestar2339d ago

Looks and sounds good. Hope the PS5 release isn't to far away. Microsoft probably paid for a years exclusive for it.

DefaultComment39d ago

Not happening, that's the beauty of an exclusive so Sony pones like yourself are grinding their teeth that Xbox is getting a really new and innovative gameplay

Chevalier39d ago

You make it seem like there's no chance for this to come to Playstation when every game this studio has released has come to Playstation after Xbox timed exclusivity

boing139d ago

Prepare for disappointment then.

Elda39d ago

Sony is more inclined to get the game on its platform within a year than the Nintendo Switch...lol!

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