Frictional Games' recently revealed SOMA has had its second live-action teaser trailer released, or unencrypted according to the teaser site. That is to say, within the contained fiction of the teaser site, that an event occurred that resulted in a massive systems shutdown. We're now recovering the logged data from before the... event. What exactly is SOMA and what led to the systems shutdown? Do we really want to know?
In this video, titled "Mockingbird," we are introduced to another machine which is just as terrifying as the first -- if not more so. This machine, well, it believes it's both alive and that it's a human. More than that, it thinks it's one of human characters that stars in the video. More than that, it's very persuasive. Considering the machine's breadth of knowledge, it's probably safe to say something sinister is going in SOMA. Something likely terrifying.
That begs the question, however, as to what sort of game SOMA really is. It's probably safe to say that the crew we're seeing in these videos will likely be long gone in the game we eventually get to play. They seem to be toying with something they don't quite understand. When the Mockingbird robot mentions something about how we've not seen it angry yet, I think everyone felt a shiver crawl up their spine.
No actual details related to SOMA are currently known. We can assume it's coming to PC, likely in 2014, but any assumptions beyond that may be excessive. A loading bar on the teaser site stating, "System Intrusion Discovered! Preparing system lockdown ..." sits at 3% completion. With two videos unlocked over a week's span, it may be some time before the loading bar completes.
Update: Intersting new detail, PlayStation Europe's Twitter account just posted a link to the video and teaser site. Basically a half-confirmation that whatever SOMA is, it will be coming to at least one Sony PlayStation platform. PS4?