Bethesda subsidiary Arcane Studios are the creators of the recent Dishonored 2 and are creating a new Scifi reboot/requel/remake shooter Prey. The original 2006 Human Head Studios Prey was a really unique alien abduction dark scifi shooter that was originally going to see a follow up in Prey 2. Human Head Studios and Bethesda had some falling out and Prey 2 was entirely scrapped in favor of a new Arcane Studios game. Prey 2 was going to continue on in the universe that was set up in the original 2006 Prey and have the original protagonist Tommy featured in game as an NPC. Prey 2006 was one of the few third party games released on iD Tech 4 and I picked it up a couple years after it's launch on a discount shelf. The story and characters of the original Prey were it's selling point and I found the fact that the main character and his family were based on the experiences of native American's to be really interesting. The new Prey game doesn't seem to feature Tommy or any elements of the original story but hopefully they can find some way to make it some kind of spiritual thematic successor.

The new trailer seems to give off a very slick scifi Bioshock vibe I find interesting. 2006 Prey had a very strong voice and stood out in a world of very derivative shooters and hopefully Arcane Studios new game can too.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 12/07/2016 at 09:08pm

The original Prey was awesome. I never got around to finishing it, but the level design and elements like portals and gravity manipulation were really fun to experiment with. This new Prey, while not really having anything to do with the original, looks to be a good spiritual successor, and an overall stunning experience. I'd seen trailers before this, but the gameplay on display here just made me want to push money right through my monitor. I want this. Badly.

If you like Bioshock, and this looks appealing, you should definitely check out Dishonored. It's a good indication of how Arkane values excellent level design (which is another thing to live up to from the original Prey) and world building. Prey looks like a huge step up from this. That segment of the player stepping out into space and moving around the outside of the station, and the commentator saying that it's all out there for exploration, got me really excited. Can't wait!

Travis   Admin wrote on 12/07/2016 at 10:16pm

Yeah this is very Bioshock-ish, but that's not a bad thing. This really grabbed my attention at E3 but this gameplay trailer makes it look even better.

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