Enigmatic is an understatement when it comes to Frictional Games latest game announcement. A new domain's sudden appearance with a loading bar claiming to be a "System Reboot" has reached 100%, opening up what appears to be a list of case files that aren't yet all accessible. However, one case file titled "Vivarium" did open. It's a five minute live-action trailer that should make chills run up your spine. Oh, and there's also a title for the game: SOMA.
The trailer features a large room, mostly empty, with a small table and what appears to be a huge mass of wire leading to a wide computer screen. A technician of sorts approaches our viewpoint, which we can assume is a camera that the tecnician is aware of, and calibrates it to the dimensions of the room with a tablet computer. She then sits down and starts up the mysterious wire machine. I won't spoil the trailers end, but it's certain to please horror fans.
What is SOMA? What sort of game might it be? How many of these devious live-action trailers will Frictional Games tease us with before we're either too terrified to continue or the game actually comes out? Currently, the list of files sits at 3% with only "Vivarium" unlocked. I'm pretty sure that means there's plenty more where that came from. I'm not entirely sure if I'm ready for any more, however.