Horror game The Medium optimized for ray tracing

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  • You'll be able to play The Medium, on the upcoming, ray-tracing optimized Xbox Series X.
  • The Medium is a big-budget horror game from Bloober Team.
  • Bloober Team will be revealing more about the game in the coming months. Keep checking out our news section for more.
  • Xbox Series X launches this holiday. Our Xbox section gives you the latest on the console. 
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Xbox Series X game, The Medium, boasts ray-tracing optimization, which is certainly going to elevate the players viewing experience to the next level. The title is not out yet, but it is coming to Microsoft’s next-generation console this holiday.

Ray tracing and 4k-resolution gameplay

Microsoft has built Xbox Series X to be a game-changer. Ray-tracing is one of the revolutionary technologies the console is introducing. Little wonder developers of The Medium, Bloober Team, incorporated the concept in its design.

You may have seen the effect in movies and TV shows with hyper-realistic illumination and shadows in a scene. Microsoft wants all Xbox Series X games to deliver the same experience to players.

Apart from that, Bloober Team optimized the game for 4k-resolution viewing, the game’s lead designer, Wojciech Piejko, said.

Being able to work with the latest hardware in the form of the Xbox Series X – with 4K resolution, ray-tracing technology and SSD for a single, seamless cinematic experience without loading screens – has finally enabled us to do this vision justice.

About the game

The Medium is big-budget horror game that is going to immerse you in a world of terror-driven thrill as you seek to resolve an old mystery. You will be playing as Marianne, a medium with the ability to transition between two worlds.

It appears that, throughout your inquiry across the real world and a spiritual one, visions of a child’s murder will haunt you. But you have to begin your journey to an abandoned hotel at the epicenter of a tragic event years ago. Do not worry; you are a medium, so you should be able to find out what exactly happened there.

There is much more to the horror, violence, and gore in the game, added Piejko. The creators put players in a situation where they start seeing things differently and questioning common perceptions.

They have employed the same strategy in some of their past titles, including Blayer Witch. While the Bloober Team has a couple of successful Games to their name, The Medium is their biggest and most ambitious yet.

Also, the company said that it has a lot in store for its fans regarding console games. Maybe they will take advantage of Xbox 20/20 events to reveal some of these surprises?

Besides Xbox Series X, The Medium is coming to other platforms too, including Steam.