At this year’s E3, Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios revealed the return of Prey. After Bethesda previously developed a sequel to the original game that eventually shut down, the franchise is now going to make a return in the form of a new reboot from the developers of the Dishonored franchise.
The new game pushes the sci-fi and psychological horror action for the game. Arkane has re-imagined the world of Prey from the ground up and will now focus on the psychological angle. In the game, players take the role of the first human enhanced with alien powers who is trapped on board a desolate space station that’s under assault from what appears to be an alien menace. Players will have to improvise and innovate in order to survive and search for answers. Bethesda promises this is a “bold new story set in a dangerous universe.”
In terms of the gameplay, Bethesda has confirmed that the game will a singular setting on the Talos I station which will have non-linear pathways built to hide secrets. That seems to suggest this could be an open-world sandbox for the game, but that remains to be seen. In addition, players will be able to gain abilities and upgrade their unique skills. Players will also be able to craft items with blueprints, gadgets and tools aboard the station.
Prey arrives later next year. The game is being developed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Here’s the official synopsis:
In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station — your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities. The fate of the Talos I and everyone aboard is in your hands.