Prey to Release a Demo of First Hour a Week Before Launch

Sadly, this is only for console players. PC players can go about playing something else.


Demos are a good way to decide if you want to drop $60 on a game or wait until the sales hit. Bethesda is offering you that chance with Prey, as the company has confirmed that a demo will be released on April 27, a week before the game is officially planned to hit shelves.

The demo will encompass the first hour of the game where protagonist Morgan Yu finds out something is amiss on Talos I research station, including some trauma-induced amnesia. You will likely get a chance to meet the alien Typhons, either in Dishonored 2 shadow walking form or as a piece of furniture, and probably try out a few of the various new weapons being introduced.

Here's the official description: "Morgan Yu is about to have a very bad day. Aliens have escaped containment, dead bodies now litter the hallways of the Talos I space station, survivors are huddled together for safety, and the Typhon aliens are threatening to destroy everything you hold dear. As Morgan, you’ll have to fight the invasion in order to save humanity. But it all begins with what should have been a typical first day on the job for Morgan."

The bad news for PC players is that this is a console-exclusive demo. Bethesda didn't elaborate as to why, unless PC pre-orders have been strong. But if you want to try it before release, you'll need to have your Xbox One or PlayStation 4 handy.

Prey, which is has no semblance or correlation to the original game, is expected to be released on May 5 for Xbox One, PS4 and yes, PC. Since Morgan is a scientist, any bets on whether some visual reference to a "Yu Tube" will pop up in the demo or final game? Taking bets now.

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    April 12, 2017 9:40 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Prey to Release a Demo of First Hour a Week Before Launch

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      April 12, 2017 9:46 AM

      Good news, I'll be all over that

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      April 12, 2017 9:53 AM

      Pre release demo... that is almost always a good sign

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        April 12, 2017 3:26 PM

        The lack of PC is a bad sign though... One has to wonder if it is for performance reasons.

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      April 12, 2017 10:08 AM

      So will this be space Dishonored with scary stuff?

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        April 12, 2017 10:20 AM

        I know nothing about the game so I don't know if true... but that sounds cool.

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        April 12, 2017 3:29 PM

        The videos I've seen give me strong System Shock 2 vibes.

        Also, the central computer system on the station is apparently called Looking Glass. You can make of that what you will.

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      April 12, 2017 10:09 AM


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        April 12, 2017 10:09 AM

        ^^^ This is excitement in weird groan form.

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      April 12, 2017 10:31 AM

      The game desperately needs this. Aside from some posters in GameStop windows, few know it's coming out in a few weeks.

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        April 12, 2017 10:33 AM

        It looks great too. Heavy System Shock vibes.

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        April 12, 2017 11:05 AM

        I can't tell if it's an action game, a stealth game, or a scary game or is it all of those combined? A demo will help me to determine this.

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      April 12, 2017 10:32 AM

      That's a different tune than the fuck you bethesda/zenimax sent to reviewers about their new pre release access policy. Dishonored2 must have sold as bad as people say.

      Any word/update of their stance on review policy?

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        April 12, 2017 3:31 PM

        Not necessarily a different tune. They may suspect that saying "go, play" will be more advantageous than early review copies.

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      April 12, 2017 11:19 AM

      Except for PC

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      April 12, 2017 11:22 AM

      That's cool, but given the dev and what I've seen I'm already sold.

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      April 12, 2017 4:06 PM

      They should have done a multiplayer demo instead, made by the same guys who made Halo.

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      April 12, 2017 6:09 PM

      Pretty cool

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      April 12, 2017 6:22 PM

      Surprising news given Bethesda's choice to not have journalists review games prior to release now.

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