We talked about the creepy goings on of the guys over at Frictional this morning, where they’ve been releasing strange ARG like videos related to an upcoming game from the Amnesia developer. Finally today, the big growing per centage gauge on the game’s site has reached its limit and now directs us to a new site, featuring a gameplay teaser.[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWHVkMIP1b8′]
While this is absolutely a bit of in-game footage, the trailer is recorded from a custom made level that won’t feature in the actual game, much like the original Amnesia trailers. This was explained in a separate Frictional blog post, which details the making of the trailer and the (confirmed) SCP inspired ARG videos.
There’s also a bit more information about the game on the new site, featuring a quote from Philip K. Dick which reads: “Reality is which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” This is followed by the following break down:
“SOMA is a sci-fi horror game from Frictional Games, creators of the groundbreaking Amnesia and Penumbra series.
“Coming to PC and PS4 in 2015.
“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.”
SOMA is currently slated for release on PC (Windows, Mac and Linux) and PS4 in 2015.
Kitguru Says: It’s a cool trailer n’ all, but I have to say the creepy vibe surrounding the two previous ARG videos were much more unsettling than what’s in this gameplay segment. That said, this might change when we see more. We do have a while to wait.