The Medium has been delayed to January 28, 2021, due to COVID-19 and, most likely, Cyberpunk 2077’s new release date.The game was originally due to be released on Xbox Series X, S and PC on December 10. Announced on Twitter, the delay is down to COVID-19 related production issues and “the current schedule of other titles on the market”. That presumably means Cyberpunk 2077, which was itself delayed to December 10.
— The Medium Game (@TheMediumGame) November 6, 2020
It’s a blow for Xbox Series, for which The Medium was one of its leading launch window titles – although it may well sell a little better when outside of Cyberpunk’s considerable shadow.
The statement from developer Bloober Team explains, “It wasn’t an easy choice to make, but one made due to the COVID-19 situation in Poland, as well as the current schedule of other games on the market. Bloober Team remains committed to delivering our biggest, most ambitious, fear-inducing experience to date. The additional development time will allow us to add further polish, ensuring we deliver our innovative, genre-pushing vision of interactive psychological horror.”