The legendary composer of Silent Hill participates in the new project by the creators of Layers of Fear and Blair Witch.
We do not know if Silent Hill will return as bad tongues assure us, but Akira Yamaoka, the legendary composer of the Konami video game, will return to video games thanks to Bloober Team and their new project. This is The Medium, a video game that they unveiled during the Inside Xbox and that has been confirmed as one of the new titles for Xbox Series X. The game will be released in late 2020 on both the Microsoft console and PC, confirm in a press release.
According to the also creators of Observer, Layers of Fear and Blair Witch, this new proposal will be full of tension and psychological terror. The studio has built the video game with a central core in mind: how perspective changes your perception entirely. Players will thus put themselves in the shoes of Marianne, a medium persecuted for her visions who lives and interacts with two very different worlds: the real and a kind of spiritual universe where nothing is what it seems, everything can be seen from different points of view. view. As the protagonist accesses both worlds, the character’s perspective will improve and she will see more clearly that there is more out there than meets the eye.
The Medium revealed
Has music by Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill)
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A matter of perspective
“All of our games have a central theme that drives your creativity and technological design. At The Medium, we focus on perspective and perception. When you change your point of view, you discover things that are more complicated than you might initially think, “said Piotr Babieno, CEO of the Bloober Team. “The Medium is our most ambitious game, we can’t wait to show you how we have translated this vision into psychological terror.”
Regarding the presence of Akira Yamaoka, he has worked alongside the studio’s lead composer, Akadiusz Reijoski. The addition of the legendary Akira Yamaoka, best known for his work on the Silent Hill franchise, is a dream come true. We have been inspired by many previous games that he has worked on and are excited to bring a new one to reality with The Medium. ”