Sony teases Amnesia developer’s next project
posted on 10.01.13 at 08:38 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Frictional's new game coming to PlayStation?

“Something strange is afoot,” the PlayStation Europe tweeted this morning.

The tweet includes a link to, the same website the official URL for Amnesia developer Frictional Games’ next game redirects to.

Sony’s tease could hint at Frictional’s new game coming to PlayStation platforms, be it as an exclusive or multiplatform title. The PlayStation manufacturer recently teamed up with indie studios like The Chinese Room and TequilaWorks to create PlayStation 4-exclusive games like Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture and Rime.

The SOMA website was updated today with a case file for something called “Vivarium,” which contains the video below.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

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  • Bob Obb

    I think this may be the first sci-fi horror game to actually be scary. Dead Space was fun but I never had to turn it off like I did Amnesia

    • TheBlackRabbit

      the first one made me do that….but i was too scared to get close enough to console for tat……..^^;

  • shogunknight

    Hohooo, interesting

  • bloodiOS

    Seriously though, someone should port Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Dear Esther over to the PS4.

    • jujubee88

      Just PS4? Why not VITA?

      • bloodiOS

        You’re seriously expecting the Vita to be able to run those games without massive downgrade?

        • jujubee88

          The VITA can run Killzone based off the PS3 engine, though.

          • bloodiOS

            Those two games are more demanding than Killzone 3, and you simply can’t compare a 1st-party team with dedicated engine and budget to a 3rd-party one (especially a much smaller team.)

            • Laharl

              Amnesia sure as hell isn’t, my low end PC can run Amnesia without a problem.

              • bloodiOS

                I’m pretty sure your low end PC could run Killzone 3 too if it was optimized for PC.

                • Laharl

                  I’m saying my Vita has much better specs than my PC…

                  Do you not understand how these things work? My PC could NEVER run Killzone 3 in any form, it can’t even run L4D. And my Vita can Run Rayman, My PC can’t even come close.

                  • bloodiOS

                    I was mostly joking there, but in all seriousness, I don’t see how the Vita can run Amnesia at its max, even when limiting the resolution to 960×544 and lock the frame rate at 30.

                    • Laharl

                      Considering a PS4/X1 probably couldn’t run most modern PC games at Max, I don’t really fault the Vita there.

                      My point is more that Amnesia itself is a fairly low end game.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Well, it’s not like I ever said it was a high end game. It simply isn’t feasible to port it to the Vita, considering its weak CPU, and that it runs on battery.

        • 罪罰

          I don’t see the point, those games are meant to be immerse as possible, handheld games are not entirely ideal for those kind of experiences. There are some exceptions but for the most part they’re not really good.

  • jujubee88

    For some reason, I was worrying I’d never hear about Frictional Games on Playstation. I mean, every other indie dev was getting along with Playstation but I’d not heard of the Amnesia guys. Until now. SWEET! ^_^

  • Hidayat246

    “Until now, Frictional Games specialized in adventures in the survival horror genre, but the team has stated that it is open for new ideas and game concepts”

    lets see

  • Austin Wood


    Anyone else think of Brave New World (which, coincidentally, could be a brilliant horror game)?