Frictional Games, the development team known for its horror game Amnesia: The Dark Descent is back with another dose of terror. Introduced almost two years ago, Soma is finally out on PC, Mac, Linux, and PlayStation 4.
Unlike Frictional Game's past titles, Soma takes place in the future with the main character Simon exploring an unknown building riddled with dead bodies, robots, and a growing threat lurking in the shadows. The game seems to deal with the issues of man and machine co-existing in the same habitat and features various experiments of uploading human consciousness into robotic beings. Add a drop of horror, and the futuristic journey can turn into a classic nightmare.
The first bit of news regarding the game first came out in October 2013, one month after the release of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs as two short, live-action videos featuring two scientists experimenting with robots. Since then, fans were treated to various vignettes of live-action, gameplay footage, or even some behind-the-scenes content leading all the way to the game's release date.
Considering the way past titles from Frictional Games spawned sequels and additional content, it's a safe bet that Soma might already have a next installment in the works, but for now, horror fans can quench their thirst for fear in the company's take on sci-fi horror.