Releasing this September for PC and PS4
A series of live-action videos and an alternate-reality game have led to this: 12 minutes of uncut footage from Frictional’s next first-person horror title, SOMA. It’s coming to PC and PS4 at long last on September 22, 2015. Bad things are brewing on the underwater research facility PATHOS-2.
One minute in, I am horrified. Those robots with human personalities who don’t realize they’ve become machines are deeply unsettling. According to the developer, this sequence takes place around an hour into SOMA, and the protagonist is, for once, not an amnesiac.
“There are lots more things to explore in this level than what’s shown in the video. For instance, you can avoid the robot attack completely by acting differently.” Good, because that shit’s scary!