Bloober Team isn’t the first developer to move the release date of its latest game to avoid Cyberpunk 2077, either. In October, Rockfish Games delayed Everspace 2 to avoid CD Projekt’s behemoth. It was more explicit on that point. “We are aware that Everspace 2 fans will be unhappy, but competing with the arguably most anticipated video game in history is just not a good idea,” the studio said at the time.
As we point out in our Xbox Series X and S reviews, both of Microsoft’s next-generation consoles feature powerful hardware, but they lack compelling games at the moment. The Medium isn’t a tentpole title for Microsoft. However, had it come out to strong critical acclaim, it would have helped give Series X and S owners something to play that’s not available on many other platforms.