Prey 2017 Trailer Reveals Reboot Has Lots In Common With BioShock And Dishonored

Written by Stuart Thomas on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 2:19 PM
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I think we were all a little taken aback when we first laid eyes on the Prey reboot at E3 this year. Previously shown as Prey 2, it was an open-world sci-fi adventure set in a giant city under development at Human Head Studios. This was scrapped entirely, in favour of an Alien Isolation-style horror game set aboard a hulking space station. To answer why, and more, new developer Arkane Studios has unleashed a new trailer for Prey.

“Prey is not a sequel, it’s not a remake, it has no tie with the original,” says Raphael Colantonio, president and creative director of Arkane Studios.

"It is important to note that's it's not just shooting," Colantonio continues. "It's more like a hybrid game where there's, like, narrative meets with action meets with a little bit of RPG. You have some weapons, but you also have lots of other things - including powers that you can learn from the aliens themselves."

Prey is sounding a teeny bit like a Deus Ex or BioShock game in that respect then, which in truth isn’t all that far off what we saw with the initial Prey 2 demonstration back in 2011. It’ll all centre around the protagonist, Morgan, the fellow (or woman, the choice is yours) with the bloodshot eye in the trailer. Choice and consequence will be a key theme, and much like Arkane’s other key title Dishonored, each of Prey’s levels will be open in nature, but not truly open-world.

The more I hear about this the more intrigued I am. Arkane Studios is an outfit with pedigree, and first-person, story-driven adventure they’re driving for could certainly fill the hole left by the BioShock series.

We’re still some ways off from the final product though, unfortunately. Prey is due to launch in 2017 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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08:10 Jul-29-2016

Really excited for this game. More than BF1 because it sounds like a hack and slash RPG and that's my thing.

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23:40 Jul-28-2016

Everyone's talking about the graphics ... i'm here wondering what kind of new powers I will be using in this game

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22:07 Jul-28-2016

VR?

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20:25 Jul-28-2016

The graphics are amazing , dunno how much you need to run it?

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01:16 Jul-29-2016

Everything we've seen so far is in-engine most likely. I doubt it'll look that good, but will hopefully still like nice.

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17:44 Jul-28-2016

I kinda preferred the galactic bounty hunter thing. Better yet, continue the story from where the last one finished, it was kinda interesting, even though Native American spirituality was kinda thrown at us, it was still interesting.

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17:33 Jul-28-2016

Definitely looks interesting, and anything BioShock-y (yes, that is a term i just made up), is welcome. Case in point : We Happy Few.

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16:41 Jul-28-2016

Damn those graphics

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15:30 Jul-28-2016

Rename it Bio-Honored and not Prey.

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16:37 Jul-28-2016

I agree, why use the name "Prey" when even devs admit it is nothing like Prey?

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15:14 Jul-28-2016

the graphics seem phenomenal in this game, i hope they keep it that way ;)

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16:29 Jul-28-2016

Of course they won't be so good, this isn't a gameplay trailer.

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17:32 Jul-28-2016

A man can always hope :)

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