Confirmed For PS4 & PC
After some extensive teasing, Frictional Games have finally officially revealed SOMA, a new horror game slated for PC and PS4 in 2015. We've got a teaser and details below.
The radio has gone silent on PATHOS-2. As isolation bears down on the staff of the remote research facility, strange things are happening.
Machines are taking on human traits and alien constructions have started to interfere with routine. The world around them is turning into a nightmare.
The only way out is to do something unimaginable.
Creepy stuff, eh? The developers behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent and A Machine For Pigs simply describe SOMA as a "Sci-Fi horror game" on their official website, but creative director Thomas Grip shared more details on the EU PlayStation Blog, suggesting that it's "by far the most ambitious and thrilling project we have ever undertaken." From a first person perspective, players will explore a narrative that explores meaningful themes of consciousness and machine intelligence inspired by the likes of Heinlein and Asimov.
Expect catastrophic underwear damage too, courtesy of SOMA's mechanical monsters. "You will encounter a number of strange creatures, each an embodiment of an aspect of our themes," Grip elaborated. "In order to survive the journey, you need to understand how they work and in the process take on extremely unsettling subjects."
We previously knew that SOMA was headed to the PS4 due to Sony's teasing, but the explicit PC confirmation is very welcome indeed. Since it's dated for 2015, though, we'll now have to play the waiting game.