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A 'SOMA-style' Game Is In The Works At Frictional Games


NeoGAFs Kent Brockman

During DualShockers’ chat with Fredrik Olsson, Creative Lead on Amnesia: The Bunker, we found out that Amnesia isn’t the only game Frictional is currently working on a game that, while by no means a sequel to SOMA, will be more in that style than the Amnesia series.

Here’s what Olsson told DualShockers when asked about SOMA: “We are still very much interested in doing more SOMA-style stuff. He [Frictional Games co-founder Thomas Grip] is still very much working on a bigger project that you can say has much more of this kind of philosophical stuff like you saw in SOMA.” Olsson didn’t reveal more about the game, but if this job posting for a Narrative Designer from January is anything to go by, the game will be a blend of “sci-fi and horror,” much like SOMA was.

During our interview, Olsson also gave a hint as to what kind of games we can expect more broadly from Frictional going forward. “As for what the future will hold, if anything you’ll experience maybe more gameplay-focused experiences from us, but that doesn’t mean that we won’t also be doing cool, thought-provoking, and philosophical stories, because they can exist together,” he told us. “It doesn’t have to be a walking sim for it to have an intriguing story.”
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