Prey will not be anything you remember from the original

The reboot will have the special RPG flavor of an Arkane Studios game.


Everyone was excited when Prey was announced at E3 this year, but don't expect very many ties to the original game.

"Prey is not a sequel, it’s not a remake, it has no tie with the original," said Raphael Colantonio, creative director at Arkane Studios, "You have to look at it like a re-imagining of the IP."

He said the game will bring much of what ArKane is known for - strong RPG elements that revolve around player choice that will make the story a unique experience based on how you play. In Prey, players will need to find out who main character Morgan Yu really is. As part of that, players will be able to choose whether Morgan is male or female when the game begins.

"It's important to note that it's not just shooting," Colantonio said. "It more like a hybrid game where there's narratives meeting with action and an RPG layer." He added that you will have your arsenal of weapons and gadgets, you will also get powers that you learn from the aliens.

There is no timetable yet for release, other than sometime in 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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    July 27, 2016 11:19 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Prey will not be anything you remember from the original

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      July 27, 2016 11:27 AM

      :( We will never see what Gary Whitta wrote.

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      July 27, 2016 11:46 AM

      I want my Bounty Hunter On Space Station Prey 2.

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        July 28, 2016 9:05 PM

        I don't think we're allowed to have though. First this, then 1313. I'm starting to see a pattern.

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      July 27, 2016 11:53 AM

      Good and bad, I loved the first game

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        July 27, 2016 11:57 AM

        One of my Desktop Backgrounds is still me sniping myself in the back of the head through a portal.

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      July 27, 2016 12:03 PM

      Still have no idea what they are getting out of using the prey name. It sure as hell isn't brand recognition.

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        July 27, 2016 12:26 PM

        I should add that this game sounds awesome. I just wish they would call it something else.

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          July 27, 2016 12:44 PM

          It really looks more like a Dead Space game to me so far.

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        July 27, 2016 1:07 PM

        probably because its a cool name for a game thats available to them.

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          July 28, 2016 4:21 AM

          Yup, looks like they've got too.

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        July 27, 2016 1:49 PM

        They have cases of T-Shirts left over.

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      July 27, 2016 12:21 PM

      If you're not actually going to use any of the IP, other than the name (which, in this case, is absolutely worthless), what's the point of using that IP in the first place?

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      July 27, 2016 12:57 PM

      Any word on the game's engine? is it id tech 6?

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        July 28, 2016 2:35 AM


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          July 28, 2016 2:54 AM

          Did not expect that

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          July 28, 2016 3:31 AM

          I'm certainly surprised, I was hoping it would be id tech 6, nothing beats in terms of optimization and great look

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            July 28, 2016 4:39 AM

            I'm curious why they haven't used it for jack shit outside of id stuff. Is it hard to use? Is it very specifically suited to Doom-style levels? Those felt pretty big, but not exactly open world.

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      July 27, 2016 1:31 PM

      I don't think the name usage is a big issue. Far Cry 2 was vastly different than Far Cry 1 and was an amazing game. Why let a good name go to waste?

      I just wish we were able to play the Human Head version of the game.

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      July 27, 2016 1:34 PM

      It doesn't seem any different than quake, quake 2, and quake 3. All completely unrelated games, but I loved them all.

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      July 27, 2016 1:36 PM

      Not even BÖC?

    • Zek legacy 10 years
      July 27, 2016 1:42 PM

      I dunno why they want to use the name. It's not exactly a beloved franchise or anything.

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        July 27, 2016 1:50 PM

        The potential that was Prey 2 from a couple years back would have been bad ass.

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        July 27, 2016 3:39 PM

        They bought it, then ripped it away from one studio and forced it down another one's throat

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      July 27, 2016 2:56 PM

      Especially since the original Prey was nothing like the game that was first announced all those years ago.

    • gmd legacy 10 years mercury mega
      July 28, 2016 4:42 AM

      Still bummed about Prey 2, the videos for it were so amazing

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        July 28, 2016 9:04 PM

        No kidding. I'm curious as to why that never came together. That game looked like it could have gone so many places!

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          July 28, 2016 11:50 PM

          It was coming together so well that after it was nominated for game of the show at E3 2011, Bethesda promised the studio an additional 6 months to polish. Shortly afterwards, they started asking that Human Head include the changes while sticking to the original schedule. They began failing milestones and Zenimax, Bethesda's parent company, offered them a loan. Human Head refused and continued to fund development out of their own pocket, as they learned from Arkane that if you accept that arrangement, suddenly the loan generous loan repayments become of the up most importance. If you don't have the deep pockets to pay for them you have to sell your studio to repay the debt.

          After months of working without publisher support, Human Head downed tools and went on strike. After threatening them for months through press leaks, Bethesda set the game up at Obsidian sans the source code and rights to use Human Head's new technology. It was an impossible task, and the game was quietly cancelled in August 2012.

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      July 28, 2016 2:24 PM

      Prefer this new Prey by A HELLLALOT.

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        July 28, 2016 11:51 PM

        The world needs another System Shock reboot by 20 of the developers behind Dishonored!

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