According to the Polish financial website, money.pl Bloober Team’s The Medium has recouped the cost of production and marketing.
“According to the issuer’s estimates, the sales of the game ‘The Medium’ have reached a level that covered the costs of production and marketing of the game”. Said the company at an official announcement.
The Medium officially launched last Thursday, January 28, and Bloober Team must be thrilled to see such a massive success for their biggest production. The management at the studio must be also grateful to all Xbox Game Pass subscribers who received the game for free in Game Pass Ultimate.
Phil Spencer mentioned that Xbox and Bloober Team reached an agreement that will see Microsoft covering a significant part of all the production cost to secure the game on the launch date for free on Game Pass.
Here is the official description of the game via Xbox:
Become a medium living in two different worlds: the real one and the spirit one. Haunted by the vision of a child’s murder, you travel to an abandoned hotel resort, which many years ago became the stage of an unthinkable tragedy. There you begin your search for difficult answers. As a medium with access to both worlds, you have a wider perspective and can see more clearly that there’s no one simple truth to what others perceive. Nothing is what it seems, everything has another side.
The Medium features a “dual” soundtrack by Bloober Team’s Arkadiusz Reikowski and legendary composer Akira Yamaoka of Silent Hill fame.
The future of The Medium as a franchise is very exciting, the collaboration with Xbox proved to be key for giving players a chance to see a new IP, in a horror setting that seems to be a homage to a psychological horror classic, Konami’s Silent Hill.