Prey has been in development for four years and all that work is finally paying off. We only caught a short glimpse of Prey at E3 2016, but it seems Arkane Studios, developer of Dishonored, has made quick work of the game. Trailers and gameplay have dropped since and now finally a confirmed release date. The game will launch worldwide for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on 5th May 2017.
Prey is a re-imagining of the original game by the same name, and has a great deal of inspired elements from Arkane’s Dishonored. For example, there are various powers the player as Morgan Yu can use that allow you to turn into an inanimate object of your choice. In some ways, the game is also inspired by BioShock, as there is an implied cost to all your fancy powers. I look forward to knowing what it is when the game launches.
Though it follows many other attempts to renew the Prey lineage back in 2006, some say it has far more in common with System Shock than the original game. Whatever the case may be, in this version you “fight your way through the deadly Typhon aliens as Morgan Yu while unraveling the mysteries behind the infestation – and your own identity – in this sci-fi thriller from Arkane Studios.”
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In addition, if you pre-order the game, you’ll get the Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack which “includes a few new tools that’ll come in handy when fighting the Typhon. Along with three Neuromods (which you can spend to acquire new abilities), two medkits, and a fabrication plan to create shotgun ammo (because ammo, in general, is scarce aboard Talos I), you’ll also receive a Yu family heirloom – the Margrave shotgun.”
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