We are less than a month away from the release of Prey, the highly anticipated science fiction, first-person shooter from developer Arkane Studios and publisher Bethesda. Ahead of the game’s launch, Bethesda has announced that a demo of Prey will be available exclusively on PlayStation 4 and Xbox- one week before the game officially releases on May 5th. Not only will console gamers experience Prey early, but the demo will offer the first full hour of gameplay.
In Prey, players will experience the life of Morgan Yu, a prominent scientist on the Talos I space station, who encounters a variety of aliens that have escaped confinement. As Yu, maneuver through the ship and uncover clues that will shed light on your dark past. This, along with other dangerous situations on board is sure to make for a terrifying and memorable gameplay experience.
It has become popular to have players create their own character or, more commonly, to have the choice between a male or female protagonist. Bethesda has previously stated that Prey will also follow this method, as players can choose whether they want to play as a male or female version of Yu. This decision also adds great replay value to Prey, as in-game events will unfold differently depending on which character is chosen.
With aliens that can camouflage themselves into random objects, to the very weapon that Morgan Yu wields to defeat them, it’s clear based on the previews we’ve seen that Prey is more than just your average fps. What’s unclear, however, is whether players will be able to experience the full capabilities of what the game has to offer during the demo, as there are fantastical elements that may only be available with the full version of the game.
Experience the first hour of Prey on April 27, 2017, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and pick up the game when it releases on May 5th. Bethesda has confirmed there will not be a demo release for PC.
Tori is a writer and gamer originally from Vault 111, but now she resides in Chicago. She has an MFA in creative writing-fiction, runs primarily on coffee, and is an expert on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Follow her on Twitter @torithatnerd.