Soma Finds 'Safe' Zone on Xbox One in December

Frictional's 2015 horror game Soma is about to find a home on Xbox One, along with a whole new way to experience its story.


Soma proved to be one of Frictional Games' more terrifying efforts, setting up a foreboding atmosphere and telling a well thought-out story. We thought it was perfectly fine here at Shacknews, so it's nice to hear that Frictional is bringing the game to Xbox One.

But Soma's console version will have something a little bit different than its PC predecessor. This version of the game will feature an optional Safe Mode, which will remove the game's monsters entirely and allow the player to focus on the game's puzzles and the narrative.

Given that the monster AI and the iffy stealth mechanics wound up being a negative point in our original review, Safe Mode sounds like a welcome addition to this version of the game. No word on whether this feature will find its way into the PC version down the road, but for now, Soma is scheduled to hit Xbox One on December 1.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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    November 17, 2017 10:55 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Soma Finds 'Safe' Zone on Xbox One in December

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      November 17, 2017 1:16 PM

      That’s a great idea. The monsters were the weakest parts of the game I think

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        November 17, 2017 1:21 PM

        They definitely were. I would play through SOMA again as a walking sim.

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          November 17, 2017 1:40 PM

          I really enjoyed the game with that mod that disabled the monsters.

          Played it for a bit with the monsters but got annoyed at them, so much better without.

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      November 17, 2017 1:23 PM


      People kept saying Frictional would never release a game on Xbox. Well FUCK YALL who said that shit!