, the horror maestros behind Penumbra and Amnesia: The Dark Descent, have been working on underwater chiller SOMA for a while now. New information on the game has been fairly scare, however.
"Sorry all for the silence!" the studio tweeted yesterday. "We're closing in on Beta and everyone's working hard to get there. Once that's done, we'll reveal more!"
To tide us over the team released the screenshot above, which gives me all sorts of pleasant/unpleasant flashbacks to the dank, industrial hellhole of Alien: Isolation's Sevastopol Station. There's definitely a thematic and visual link between SOMA and the most iconic sci-fi horror franchise - check outfor proof.
"As isolation bears down on the staff of the remote research facility," reads Frictional's plot synopsis, "strange things are happening. Machines are taking on human traits and alien constructions have started to interfere with routine. The world around them is turning into a nightmare."
SOMA is coming to PC and PS4 in 2015. As someone who enjoys cowering in terror in front of the montor and then turning the game off when something horrifying happens to go and build a lovely house in The Sims instead where it's always sunny and safe, I'm excited to see what Frictional's up to.