Bethesda has announced the official date of their new first person shooter, Prey, in a new gameplay trailer. Prey will be releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on May 5th of this year. The trailer not only gave an official release date, but it also provided more information on the title’s story.
The male (and or female) protagonist of the title, Morgan Yu, seems to be a pretty big deal as the trailer informs us of their position as the vice president and director of research for the TranStar Corporation. (Quite the mouthful.) Prey takes place on the spaceship, Talos I, where Yu has been studying alien life. The research has been centered around a certain alien species called Typhon, probably the black, fluid creatures shown in the trailer. Yu has invented a way to transfer the alien power to humans by an injection to the eye socket. Obviously, things don’t go quite as the researchers were expecting.
Bethesda announced Prey at their E3 conference last summer and the title has been making headlines ever since. Along with the story trailer and release date, some pre-order goodies were also featured in the recent Prey news. Customers who pre-order can look forward to a few in-game goodies such as 3 neuromods, 2 medkits, starter fabrication materials, recycler shielding chipset and, most importantly, the Margrave Shotgun (A Yu family heirloom).
The current reboot of Prey began as Prey 2 in 2011, but the project was canceled by Bethesda due to a lack of forward momentum. After the termination of the next iteration of the 2006’s version of Prey, Bethesda and Arkane began working on the more updated version of the title. The reboot is being advertised as “a first-person sci-fi action game that reimagines the franchise from the ground up.” Are you looking forward to the reboot of the science fiction series? Let us know in the comments below!
Shelby loves all things horror and anything even remotely nerdy. She has been playing games for as long as she can remember, and one of her first memories of gaming comes from playing Super Mario World on the SNES with her aunt. She has a real passion for literature and the indie gaming community.