A new gameplay trailer has been released of Arkane Studios’ reboot of Prey, as new protagonist Morgan records: “I keep having this dream. I’m just staring at the black between the stars. There’s something there. I know there is.” This time showcasing Morgan Yu as a female, confirming gender choice.
While I’ve personally heard a lot of people dismiss the new Prey, I’m actually down with it. The mixture of bad dreams and suggestion of a grim solution to a terrible problem makes me hope for a bleak psychological-horror FPS. Oddly it is giving me a Sunshine vibe, at least in the sense of a “suicide mission where people begin to psychologically break” and the foreboding dream description. Something I’m pretty excited for.
Maybe it’ll even do a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” style ending last seen being touting by the gutsy Kane & Lynch: Dead Men”? Where you make a choice between two endings, and they’re both emotionally-draining downer endings. Then again, I think at this point I’m hoping for too much. Although if there is an AAA game in development currently that would make every ending a bad ending, I think it would be Prey. Fingers crossed!
Prey has a release date of 2017 and will be released onto PC, Xbox One and PS4.