SOMA is new horror game from Amnesia dev, coming to PC and PS4 in 2015

"This game is by far the most ambitious and thrilling project we have ever undertaken... SOMA is meant to chill you to your core, and confront you with questions about your very existence."

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Amnesia creator Frictional Games has been teasing a new horror game for weeks. Today, the team has announced SOMA is coming to PC and PS4 in 2015.

"For the last three years, we have been working on a game called SOMA," creative director Thomas Grip said. "This game is by far the most ambitious and thrilling project we have ever undertaken... SOMA is meant to chill you to your core, and confront you with questions about your very existence."

Like Amnesia before it, SOMA is a first-person horror game that focuses on exploration and survival. However, unique to Frictional's latest is how sci-fi impacts the design.

"SOMA is meant to be a proper sci-fi game," Grip said on the PlayStation.Blog. "The subject that SOMA will discuss is consciousness. Personally, I find it the most profound questions that it is possible to ask. 'How can the feeling of subjective experience arise from a chunk of flesh?' Exploring this further takes us to questions such as 'Can machines be conscious?' and 'Do we have free will?' It quickly gets very disturbing, and is ideal for a futuristic horror setting. It is the kind of sci-fi that we want to make."

You can see a little bit of their man-meets-machine scares in this lengthy gameplay clip running on PS4:

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    October 11, 2013 7:00 AM

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    "This game is by far the most ambitious and thrilling project we have ever undertaken... SOMA is meant to chill you to your core, and confront you with questions about your very existence."

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      October 11, 2013 7:18 AM

      I watched this video on my phone but even still the graphics and world-detail look like a huge step up from both games in the Amnesia series. Looks creepy as fuck.

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      October 11, 2013 7:29 AM

      I'm really excited, love Frictional's work.

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      October 11, 2013 7:34 AM

      Looks interesting. Kinda sounds like Matthew Broderick doing the VO.

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      October 11, 2013 8:23 AM

      Excitement!

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      October 11, 2013 8:29 AM

      I've been to South of Market Street here in SF, it's fucking terrifying.

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      October 11, 2013 8:36 AM

      yesssssssssssssssssss

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      October 11, 2013 8:38 AM

      It's a good smashing pumpkins song too

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      October 11, 2013 8:40 AM

      WOW! Jaw hit floor. I am already freaking out!!!!

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      October 11, 2013 8:42 AM

      I have no mouth and I must scream reference MMMPHFFFF yesss I'm so excited for this game. And it better have Oculus Rift support.

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        October 11, 2013 8:53 AM

        I'm... not so sure I could handle that. That sounds both amazing and terrifying.

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        October 14, 2013 3:59 PM

        dude..heck yea on the VR...next gen gaming for sure...there's this new pc game which is an mmorpg and integrating oculus and a whole vr platform...I can't wait: http://kck.st/GGu124

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      October 11, 2013 8:51 AM

      1. That was freaky as hell

      2. If that was running on a PS4 then I'm very, very impressed. The textures and the smoothness of the movement looked pretty amazing if that wasn't the PC version.

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      October 11, 2013 8:54 AM

      WHoooo!!!!

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      October 11, 2013 9:30 AM

      Looks much better than Chinese Room's Amnesia game.

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      October 11, 2013 9:36 AM

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      October 11, 2013 9:44 AM

      Yes plz

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      October 11, 2013 9:57 AM

      Goddamn.

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      October 11, 2013 10:03 AM

      http://i.imgur.com/HL902ps.gif

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        October 11, 2013 11:09 AM

        Milhouse ain't got shit on that guy

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      October 11, 2013 7:16 PM

      I loved Amnesia 1 so when the sequel was announced I quickly pre-ordered it. The problem was Amnesia 2 severely disappointed me; it’s as if the game creators used the typical easy button we see in most games anymore. No insanity level, infinite light sources, wtf. Do I get a cookie at the end too? That right there is how you go from an outstanding indie developer to becoming a slave to those who pay the bills. Next thing you know Frictional Games will be owned by EA and we’ll get annual versions of the same game every November!

      I don’t want an interactive movie, hell I’ll play 1980s games for immersion and a decent story line. I guess that’s why my game time continuously decreases, not because I lack time but I don’t find it worth my time anymore.

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        October 11, 2013 7:50 PM

        Amnesia 2 was created by a different company.

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          October 12, 2013 9:52 AM

          That would answer that question, but it seems as if another company shouldn't be allowed to. (I know its a money thing but just seems wrong)

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        October 11, 2013 7:52 PM

        Chinese Room developed Amnesia 2 so Frictional could develop SOMA

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        October 12, 2013 4:08 AM

        Anymore alert

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      October 11, 2013 11:33 PM

      Is this the sci fi one? Can't watch video ATM. That one I might try but am too scared for the regular stuff

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