Could The Medium Be Heading To PlayStation 5 Later This Year?

The Xbox exclusive horror game The Medium could be making its way to PlayStation, according to a recent review board rating. 

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Credit: Bloober Team

Spotted by Gematsu, the psychological horror appears to have been rated by Entertainment Software Rating Board for both Xbox Series consoles and PlayStation 5, despite being a Microsoft exclusive. 

Previously, Koch Media announced that The Medium would be getting a physical release but failed to mention any platforms or a release date. However, thanks to the ESRB’s rating, it now seems likely that its cross-platform release is imminent. 

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Credit: Bloober Team

Of course, while horror fans will be pleased that The Medium is potentially heading to PlayStation, it is perhaps expected. Back in March, Blooper Team backed out of acquisition talks with Microsoft to protect its “overriding strategic objectives” [via VGC]. While the nature of these strategic objectives isn’t explicit, it could be that Blooper Team is aiming to develop games across all platforms in the future. 

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At the moment, The Medium is available digitally through Steam, Epic Game Store, the Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass. While a physical release won’t affect its presence on digital storefronts, it could affect its future on Xbox Game Pass. However, if the game does head to PlayStation, it could also end up being a PlayStation Plus freebie at some point down the line. Fingers crossed!

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Credit: Bloober Team

Hopefully, Koch Media will announce The Medium’s PlayStation debut soon. Earlier this year, we reviewed the game, calling it an “absolutely chilling romp” while comparing it to the likes of Silent Hill and Clock Tower. If you’ve got access to either an Xbox console or a PC, then you should absolutely give The Medium a go. However, if you’re waiting on the game coming to PlayStation, you’ll hopefully be able to experience the game later this year.

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Featured Image Credit: Blooper Team