Former Xbox exclusive The Medium is coming to PS5 in September

By Dom Peppiatt
15 June 2021 22:28 GMT

The Medium, the apparently timed Xbox console exclusive from Bloober Team that launched earlier this year, is coming to PS5 on September 3, 2021.

This isn’t a complete surprise, though: the Entertainment Software Rating Board listed The Medium on PS5 back at the start of the month. Bloober Team’s third-person psychological horror title was first announced for PC, Xbox Series X/S, and was a day-one release through Xbox Game Pass. At no point had it previously been mentioned that it would end up on PS5.

The PS5 version of The Medium will feature “full DualSense controller support,” according to a press release, so there’s some specific programming that’s been added for the jump to Sony hardware. What that is, specifically, hasn’t been detailed yet, though.

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Released back in January, The Medium launched to favorable to mixed and average reviews, and it managed to be profitable within just a few days of launch.

In our review, Tom praised its old-school horror sensibilities, though he mentioned some areas were hitting below par.

“If you’re after action and full-on horror, The Medium will likely leave you wanting, and considerably so,” said Tom. “This is more of a slow burn, the twisted plot unraveling over six to eight hours. I found the pacing to be ideal, with the game throwing just enough moments of high intensity into the mix to keep things interesting. “Don’t expect traditional boss fights, with encounters being designed to be intimidating and scary rather than difficult.”

If you’re planning on picking it up on PlayStation 5,  we’ve got guides on how to get inside the Niwa Resort, solving the Door Code number puzzle, getting past the water Tanks in the pump station, and the solution to the Vase puzzle.

Bookmark those, if you dare.

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