The developer says they are working to fix the issue.
Even though we are on the verge of a new console generation launch, there are relatively few next generation exclusive experiences. Understandably, most publishers have opted to go a cross-gen route and recent on current systems as well as Sony and Microsoft’s new machines. One game that is next gen only, however, is The Medium. It’s the next game from Bloober Team with strong influences from older survival horror titles as well as a unique dual world gameplay gimmick. It does seem, however, the game has gotten into a tad bit of trouble down under.
As reported by Kotaku, apparently the game has been refused a rating classification in Australia. That means, as of now, the game cannot be sold in the country legally. There is no specifics as to why. The Medium is a horror title that’s trailers have hinted at violence against children, or child-like entities such as the one in the banner image above, and Australia has been known to be pretty strict about certain things. However, as Kotaku also points out, it could be something more technical and not related to the contents of the game, as it’s not unheard of for small developers to mess up their application forms, so it could be something as simple as that, which should be a relatively easy fix. Bloober Team was asked for comment and said they were working on the issue.
For the rest of the world, The Medium will release December 10th for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC.