With confirmation of the Skyrim Remaster and the reveal of Quake Champions, Bethesda’s E3 2016 Conference has been nothing short of exciting surprises. When Arkane Studios’ showcased a new Dishonored 2 trailer, the developer followed that up by unveiling a reveal trailer for Prey, and thus confirming a number of long-standing rumors about the game’s existence.
Rather than a sequel, Prey is a first-person psychological thriller reboot of the franchise. Taking place in 2032, the reveal trailer introduces everyone to the protagonist, Morgan Yu, who is the subject of a series of morally dubious experiments designed to improve the human race. Interestingly, Morgan’s eyes are completely bloodshot, undoubtedly due to the experiments, though the exact nature of these experiments are currently not known.
After an introductory minute or so of Morgan going through his mornings, the trailer quickly switches to what appears to be Prey‘s primary setting: a space station overrun by a mysterious alien threat. The aliens are not clearly shown in the trailer, but first impressions seem to suggest that they’re a bug-like creature capable of some unknown smokescreen ability.
Combining a mysterious alien invasion narrative with the fast-paced shooting mechanics of DOOM and a series of mind-bending abilities similar to Dishonored, it appears that Prey will offer up a new first-person shooter experience that’s bound to have countless psychological twists and turns.
Check out the 2-minute reveal trailer for Prey right here:
As for when gamers can get their hands on the Prey re-imagining, there will be a bit of a wait as the title won’t be launched until 2017. As with most of Bethesda’s recent releases, Prey will also be available for consoles and PC owners. The last few Bethesda games have had showcases at QuakeCon, and Prey will be no exception. Gamers wanting more information about Arkane’s Prey reboot can expect more details at this year’s QuakeCon event.
Following reports about Prey 2‘s cancellation, rumors of a new Prey game started coming up a few weeks ago, though no confirmation was given until today. While some gamers will be sad that Prey 2 will no longer happen, a Prey reboot is undoubtedly a welcome alternative.
With many more announcements to come in the following months, we will keep you posted on all things related to Prey.
Prey is scheduled to be released in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Bethesda – YouTube