Amnesia: The Dark Descent is pretty dang scary. No one is arguing that point. And its follow-up, Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, is shaping up nicely as well, according to a new blog post from Frictional Studios head Thomas Grip.
But what's next for Frictional after that? A new, "super secret," first-person horror game. It sounds similar to what they've already produced, but this one might be a little different—and maybe even better.
"One of the things I was most disappointed with in Amnesia was that it never really managed to deliver any deeper themes, but was more like a shallow fright-fest," Grip writes. "For the new project we want to change that and really try and bring a certain theme to the front. Our hope is that this will create a very special experience, creating horror in a much more disturbing way."
Grip writes that all the game's tech is done, and that they've begun early playtesting.
"When you have such financially different situation compared to when you started I think it is easy to get caught up in expansion, wild ideas and basically do not get much done," he writes, commenting on the success of Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which he claims has sold somewhere around a million copies. "So, we do our best to keep our feet firmly on the ground, to be strict on deadlines and to always remember our humble pasts.
"At the same time we will not take any easy solutions and play it safe. After the successes we have had, I think it is our responsibility to use our money and independence the best way possible."