Frictional Games released their sci-fi horror title SOMA to critical acclaim in 2015. While it was lauded for its storytelling, some found it inaccessible due to monsters that forced you to flee and hide – prompting fans to even create a half-step mod that rendered most of them harmless.
It appears the developer has been listening to those players though, and are implementing an official solution. “Safe Mode” will pacify monsters, allowing players to experience the game’s emotional story with peace of mind.
"There is nothing to fear. You are always safe."— Frictional Games (@frictionalgames) November 17, 2017
SOMA is out on Xbox One from Dec 1st! Includes new Safe Mode, which is an update for PC on the same date, with PS4 to follow.https://t.co/GT0jI6EyPK#horror #indiedev #letsplay #scifi pic.twitter.com/WPIY20nYjF
It’s unclear if this mode will remove the creatures from the environment, or if they’ll still be present but just won’t attack the player.
The mode coincides with the launch of the Xbox One version, slated to release on December 1. It will be available on PC as a free update on the same day, with a PS4 update expected to launch later.