Prey reboot from Bethesda releasing this summer

This reboot of the Prey franchise showcases a world where President John F. Kennedy wasn't killed, leaving space exploration to thrive. 

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Bethesda has announced that the upcoming first-person sci-fi action reboot Prey will be making its debut on this summer. This release won’t have anything in common with the original game that released back in 2006. In fact, it follows a completely new storyline that sees President John F. Kennedy having survived the assassination attempt on his life back in 1963.

As a result, Kennedy was able to contribute additional funding to the United States’ space program, which eventually culminated in humanity finally expanding its reach into space. After reaching that important milestone, a force comprised of several alien species named the Typhon came together to wreak havoc on Earth. In response to the carnage, the United States and U.S.S.R. ended up joining forces to stave off the Typhon, creating the space station Talos I as a result. Talos I acted as a holding cell and sort of prison for the Typhon.

Prey’s protagonist Morgan Yu wakes up aboard the Talos in the year 2032 with something rather amiss, as he’s the subject of an experiment gone wrong. Aliens have taken over the ship and he’s being hunted. He’s got to keep his wits about him and utilize the onboard weapons and his own faculties to ensure he can stave off the rampant Typhons on Talos I.

If you decide to take the plunge and preorder Prey, you’ll get the Cosmonaut Shotgun pack, which comes with Yu’s family heirloom Margrave shotgun, two Medkits, a Fabrication plan to create additional shotgun ammunition, a starter kit for crafting additional tools and resources, a special upgrade, and three Neuromods to spend on new abilities.

Prey will be touching down on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 5, 2017.

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    January 25, 2017 7:00 AM

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      January 25, 2017 7:02 AM

      I'm looking forward to this. The previews give me strong System Shock 2 vibes.

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      January 25, 2017 7:03 AM

      It'll be interesting to see, I still don't feel like it should be considered as having anything to do with the last Prey game though.

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      January 25, 2017 7:09 AM

      This is the reboot reboot right? Not the cool open world one?

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      January 25, 2017 7:10 AM

      May is not summer.

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        January 25, 2017 7:13 AM

        Even better.

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        January 25, 2017 8:44 AM

        Global warming.

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        January 25, 2017 9:31 AM

        May is gonna 0wn your arse, MBD, that's what it is!!!!

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        January 25, 2017 10:51 AM

        Yeah I was just checking the Steam store page before reading this article, dates matched but the headline didnt make sense heh

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        January 25, 2017 11:20 AM

        It is in Ohio...

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        January 25, 2017 11:33 AM

        Google says:

        Summer solstice 2017 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 11:24 PM on Tuesday, June 20

        Texas weather forecast (mine) says we'll probably be in the upper 80s by may. It'll more than feel like summer.

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      January 25, 2017 7:14 AM

      Yeah this is probably the only thing I'm actually excited about this year.

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        January 25, 2017 7:15 AM

        Not a Nintendo fan?

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          January 25, 2017 7:18 AM

          Not enough to spend $350+ for one game. I might think about getting a switch next year once there are a couple more games particularly if there's a decent Metroid but we all know there won't be.

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        January 25, 2017 7:48 AM

        Vampyr?!

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          January 25, 2017 8:30 AM

          Never heard if it but after looking, nah I think I'm done with ARPGs. The loot loop does nothing for me anymore.

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            January 25, 2017 9:09 AM

            It's not an Arpg, but an adventure game

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              January 25, 2017 9:24 AM

              Now I'm curious which game he actually looked up.

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              January 25, 2017 9:26 AM

              So not this one?

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampyr_(video_game)

              "Vampyr is an upcoming action role-playing video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment and published by Focus Home Interactive"

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                January 25, 2017 9:31 AM

                Yes, that one, but its gameplay is "action role-playing" of the sort you find in the Witcher, not Diablo.

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                  January 25, 2017 9:36 AM

                  Well I never got much further than the end of the bloody baron in W3 so I probably don't need to buy another one. TBH I just don't really like fantasy settings that much anyway and I'm particularly over vampire shit. I dunno when it comes out if the GB QL looks good I'll take a look but it's not on my list for now.

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          January 25, 2017 11:28 AM

          Very hyped about vampire

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        January 25, 2017 11:31 AM

        Torment: Tides of Numenera?

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          January 25, 2017 11:35 AM

          Yeah maybe. Nothing jumps out at me but I watch all the GB QLs so if it looks good then maybe I'll check it out.

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      January 25, 2017 7:47 AM

      What already?

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      January 25, 2017 9:21 AM

      If it actually ships this summer I'll be impressed.

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      January 25, 2017 9:23 AM

      Not the Prey we wanted, but the one we deserve.

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      January 25, 2017 11:25 AM

      Cautiously optimistic... I want to see this so called huge open world on the space station and how the world is in relation to the player. Like is it a living world where NPCs are wandering around on schedules or are there just individual hub areas, etc?

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