Developer Frictional Games, known for their impressive work on eerie and horror titles SOMA and the Amnesia franchise, recently started teasing their upcoming title. The fact that the studio is currently working on a new title is definitely not new. Back in 2017, Frictional Games’ statement went into detail on how the money gained from SOMA and other income streams are being used, and at the time, there were two unannounced projects in the works.
The first project was already in “full production” state as “about 80% of the team is currently working on it.” On the other hand, the second title’s development had to face delays due to Frictional Games working on their fourth iteration of the HPL engine and intending to use it for that specific title. Since then, the studio went relatively silent on both projects and didn’t talk much on their storylines or released any teasers. The studio’s new direction is to create experiences that resonate with their audience, and these two projects are supposedly on the track to do so.
The website nextfrictionalgame.com is the landing page for Frictional Games’ upcoming title. However, there is little information to go by as all the page offers are links to the studio’s social media platforms and a newsletter sign-up. The more intriguing part is the blank black background with a blinking white dot right in the middle of the page, and that’s all there is at the time of writing. The more probable announcement is the first project which was well into development two years ago. Te blinking white dot might point towards a more cyberpunk or technological retro theme but feel free to throw in whatever you think it is as no one knows yet what to expect. What we know is Frictional Games definitely has something in store for us and we will get to see it come to live soon enough.