I had no idea what Project Mara was.. Well, I still have no idea actually :) But this tech looks cool.
Also, shame on me probably but I never realized that Ninja Theory was one of the acquired studios lol
Project Mara is an experimental psychological horror game. It's part of the Insight Project, which is an initiative that Ninja Theory started with the University of Cambridge Psychology department after working with them on accurately portraying Senua's psychosis in Hellblade. Basically Project Mara is the first of several small psychological horror games that Ninja Theory will make as part of Insight Project, each one designed to focus on what it is like living with a different real world mental condition, based on stories that people who live with those conditions tell them. Project Mara is set entirely within a single penthouse style apartment, and based on what we've seen, Mara's particular condition seems to be that she is haunted by terrifying hallucinations and doesn't know what is real anymore. Each game in the project is designed to help those with mental conditions overcome their own fears, and to help destigmatize mental illness.
Pretty cool project honestly, and it will be great for helping to keep up a steady supply of Gamepass releases, since these games are each designed to be short, probably 2 hours long tops; I imagine Ninja Theory will be able to release one every year, year and a half tops, once they get started with the first one.