Frictional Games has released a teaser trailer of their upcoming PC and PS4 game SOMA.
So what can we deduce about SOMA from this teaser trailer? It seems to be a horror game that incorporates many sci-fi elements. The main character seems to awaken in what may be an operating room, though it doesn’t look like a hospital.
Then you get to the brain attached to all those wires. When the brain is revealed, the main character says “Is this me? Am I like Rasnick(?)” This tells us that the main character has some knowledge of where he is and what has been done to him. Also, when the mechanical arms attack the brain, the main character seems affected as well. Could that be his brain? How is he alive without it?
It’s possible that the teaser trailer isn’t showing the beginning of the game, but events that happen later on. It could also just be a gameplay preview involving something only mentioned in the game’s main storyline.
Considering the text at the end of the trailer flashing “I THINK THEREFORE I AM,” the emphasis on brains, the info section of somagame.com, and taking into account the other teaser trailers (see below) it’s likely that the plot of the story will revolve around placing consciousness into inanimate or inhuman objects.
It was originally speculated that the game would be heavily based on the SCP Foundation, but it’s unclear from the trailer how similar SOMA will be. Considering the game isn’t scheduled for release until 2015, we’ll likely be waiting a while to find out.
Source: Frictional Games