New Trailer For The Medium Reveals Connection To Observer: System Redux

If you've played Bloober Team's Observer, you may have a case of déjà vu while playing the opening hours of The Medium.

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Ahead of the launch of The Medium, Bloober Team has released a brand-new trailer for the upcoming cinematic horror game. The trailer details nine uncanny facts about the game, including that The Medium may be set in the same universe as Bloober Team's Observer: System Redux.

"[Protagonist] Marianne's home, where the game starts, is located in a real apartment building in Krakow, Poland," Bloober Team community team member Michal Napora says in the video. "Curiously, the same building--or rather, what it will look like in 2084--can also be found in Bloober Team's previous release, Observer: System Redux."

Admittedly, it's not an actual confirmation that the two games exist in the same universe, especially since Napora goes on to say several facts later that The Medium hides secret Easter eggs and references to its previous games. That said, how the location looks in The Medium is eerily similar to how it appears in Observer--it certainly looks like the two games are simply separated by decades of time.

There are quite a few other interesting facts in the video. For instance, Napora explains that the pulsing white energy on protagonist Marianna's arm actually measures how much spirit energy she has left. By using physical indicators on her character, Bloober Team is able to remove any user interface from the game. For all nine facts, you'll have to watch the trailer.

The Medium is scheduled to launch for Xbox Series X|S and PC on January 28--the game will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one. In the video above, Napora describes the game as an 8-10 hour experience, which is a bit longer than the three- to six-hour horror games that Bloober Team typically makes.

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