A brand new update for SOMA on PC, PS4, and Xbox One is now available, adding the long-awaited safe mode.
Safe mode essentially takes the fear out of the game by removing all enemy encounters, allowing you to wander through without any sudden or unexpected threats.
In Safe Mode, you cannot die and are completely safe from harm. To do this, Frictional have redesigned the behaviour of the creatures so they don’t attack, therefore you won’t need to sneak or enter stealth to complete the game.
When starting a new game, you either have the option of starting in Normal or Safe Mode. It’s a cool way for everyone to now experience the game on its narrative merits and not try to shove jump scares down their throat.