Bloober Team, the makers of Blair Witch, Observer and Layers of Fear, today announced their collaboration with voice actor Troy Baker, singer Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, alongside legendary composer Akira Yamaoka of Silent Hill fame, for The Medium, the third-person psychological horror game coming to Xbox Series X and PC via Steam in Holiday 2020. Troy Baker will voice The Maw, the main spirit world entity and antagonist in The Medium. Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, having worked together with legendary game composer Akira Yamaoka on the Silent Hill series, will be providing her vocals for the original soundtrack. The three will be bringing their unique talent and passion from their previous work together to what is Bloober Team’s largest and most ambitious project to date.
While Troy Baker is well known by PlayStation players as the voice of Joel from The Last of Us, The Last of Us 2, and Uncharted 4, he’s jumping ship for this next-gen release which will only be on Xbox Series X and PC. There’s a chance it could come to PS5 at a later date, though.
In addition to today’s announcement of the talent collaboration, creators from The Medium development team have shared the first episode of the Behind the Scenes series for the game. This episode offers a deeper look at several key insights about the game such as the main theme – how perspective changes your perception. Furthermore, Bloober Team discusses what it means to play as a medium through the main character Marianne, who can live and interact between two worlds, the real and spirit, and what exactly is the Spirit World and what their inspirations are for it in The Medium.
Pre-Orders for The Medium are now open for both the Xbox Series X and PC via Steam on www.themediumgame.com for £41.74 / €49.99. Players who pre-order the game on PC via Steam will get a complete set of The Medium original soundtrack, featuring a ‘dual’ score soundtrack by Yamaoka-san along with Bloober Team’s Arkadiusz Reikowski, and also containing The Art of The Medium as a digital artbook.
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