Arkadiusz Reikowski and Akira Yamaoka discuss their sound design philosophies for the horror title.
Bloober Team’s The Medium may have been delayed to early next year but it’s provided an opportunity to learn even more about it. A new behind-the-scenes video highlights the process of creating music and sound with composers Arkadiusz Reikowski and Akira Yamaoka of Silent Hill fame explaining their processes. Check it out below.
As Yamaoka notes, it’s not just about creating scary sounds or startling the player but also on music and sound that’s completely out of place. Combining both makes for a terrifying experience but Reikowski also emphasizes his love for silence and minimal sounds. How both styles work in unison is something we’re looking forward to hearing in the final game.
The Medium is slated to release on January 28th 2021 for Xbox Series X/S and PC. It focuses on a medium named Marianne as she explores the real and spiritual worlds – sometimes both at once – to unravel a mystery. Recently, Bloober Team teased a new character based on actor Marcin Dorociński – check that out here.