The new Prey has caused quite a bit of conversation in the industry since its initial reveal. As more and more details come out, the neon-coated cityscape originally pitched long ago has become a thing of the past. In its place is a brand new world for a brand new Prey.
In a recent email blast, some very intriguing details about different aspects of the game were confirmed that any fan (potential or otherwise) of the series can get excited over.
Within the trailer is a lot of different content but luckily Bethesda was nice enough to break some of it down for us.
- The Office of Morgan Yu: Who exactly is Morgan Yu? While Prey’s protagonist remains shrouded in mystery (for now), one new detail has been revealed thanks to a quick glimpse of his office door. Morgan is the VP, Director of Research for TranStar Corporation aboard Talos I.
- Playing With Powers: Among other things, Yu has been studying the Typhon aliens. “We’ve been testing a new kind of Neuromod based on the Typhon organisms,” he says in the trailer. These Neuromods are what you use to gain alien powers. And you “install” these powers by injecting needles into your eye socket.
- Making Copies: The trailer shows several different Typhon in action, including the Mimic, which can do exactly what its name suggests: copy almost anything in the space station. Once you learn this alien’s power, you can do the same – mimic anything that’s roughly the mass of the player or smaller, and that’s not bolted down. Later in the trailer, we show Morgan using a higher-level version of the Mimic ability, becoming a fully functioning turret and blasting away some aliens.
- Take A Shot: Powers are great, but sometimes you just want to shoot something. That’s where the weapons come in. The new trailer shows off a range of firearms, including: the S4 Tactical Pump Shotgun, the GLOO Cannon (also handy for building new traversal paths and covering up gaseous jets of flame), the Typhon Lure, the Q-Beam (or “TS-QPB-S11 Quasiparticle Beam,” to be precise), the Disruptor Stun Gun, a Recycler Charge and, of course, a handy wrench when you just need to bash an alien in its alien head.
In addition to this wealth of information, Prey has finally found itself a launch date that luckily isn’t off in some other timeline. The official launch is set for May 5th, 207 for the PS4, Xbox One, PC and some older generation hardware as well.
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