and SOMA has a new teaser for its next gameFrictional Games has led people on a scavenger hunt with their last few hidden videos, but the latest one shows something. It phases in and out of the darkness from the eyes of a character saying,
“Don’t lose it. No, no, come on. Need to find him. He must understand. I am Tasi. I am still Tasi.”The desert scene that appears for a matter of three seconds shows a few details worth analyzing. First, there’s a sandstorm and what appears to be a cavern with a bright light coming out of it. It’s not uncommon for Frictional Games to force players underground during brutal weather like in the Penumbra franchise.
Also, the desert doesn’t have much going on aside from a rock, a tree, and a few crystalline looking rocks. The odd cavern and crystals allude to it being another sci-fi game from the developer.
The other main focus of the video is the short dialogue from what may be a protagonist named Tasi. Unfortunately, there isn’t much to analyze. However, the character says they need to find “him” and that he needs to understand something. This leaves a lot of room for theories and guessing for sleuths in the community.
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Frictional Games first teased this new project using an Alternate Reality Game (ARG). Eventually, this led to a website named “nextfrictionalgame.com” with a pulsating brain neuron that has since changed. The picture below now shows the fetus of a growing baby.
Within the last month, two other videos were uploaded by the developer, “Box 52, Tape 16” and “Box 7 Reel 2, Partial Success“. Credit to the /r/gamedetectives subreddit for discovering the second video. It’s only a matter of time until more people find secrets surrounding the Tasi teaser.
Jeffrey Lerman is a Freelance News Writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @Snakester95.