Original Amnesia Developer Reveals New Horror Title “Soma” For PC, PS4
This, right here, is a massive part of the reason I am getting a PS4. Awesome indie games! I’m a huge lover of them, especially the juicy horror titles. And this one is a pretty huge deal.
Frictional Games, the renowned developers of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which played one of the biggest roles in reviving the horror genre back in 2010, has revealed its new project, ‘Soma’.
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Frictional Games only published the newly released Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, and it was The Chinese Room who took up development duties. Now we know why.
Soma, referred to as a first-person sci-fi horror, is headed to PC and PS4 in 2015, and now the first footage and screenshots have been released alongside this announcement.
“For the last three years, we have been working on a game called SOMA,” said creative director Thomas Grip.
“All that time, this project has remained a secret – it’s a great relief to finally be able to talk about it. This game is by far the most ambitious and thrilling project we have ever undertaken.”
Grip went to explain that Soma “is a sci-fi horror game played from a first person perspective. You are not a space marine though; you’re a normal, very exposed person trapped in a nightmarish world.
“SOMA is a game about exploration, survival and immersing you inside an interactive narrative.”
He concluded, “Our goal is for SOMA to not just be another carnival ride of cheap scares. It is meant to chill you to your core, and confront you with questions about your very existence.”
Check out the debut trailer up above, and the screenshots down below.