Prey Gets A Huge 35 Minute Gameplay Video

by Robert Workman

Prey

Bethesda is just a couple of months away from releasing Prey, its reboot of its action/sci-fi franchise, and now it’s giving us a much more detailed look as to what to expect from the new adventure.

The publisher, working alongside the developer at Arkane Studios, has released a new 35 minute gameplay video (yep, the first 35 minutes of the game) for Prey, showcasing Morgan Yu going through the start of a typical day. Of course, it’s not long before all hell breaks loose, and Morgan will have to do anything possible to keep the Talos I intact.

You can find the official description of the video below:

“It all starts with Morgan’s first day on the job. Then comes the creeping suspicion that things may not be what they appear. Then all hell breaks loose. Morgan Yu’s world comes crashing down in the first half-hour of Prey and we’ve got the full intro to the game right here.

You find yourself trapped in space, being hunted by an enemy you don’t understand, and missing significant chunks of your memory. Before you get your hands on your powerful alien abilities – hell, before you even get your hands on a weapon – your life is in danger. You’ll need to use your wits and follow the mysterious January’s instructions if you want to survive the opening moments of Prey. Aboard the massive Talos I research facility, danger is waiting around every corner.”

It’s got a pretty cool approach – putting you in peril before you can really do anything about it – but the gameplay really goes a long way in showing you what kind of atmospheric tension Arkane is trying to build with the new Prey. Just as it did with Dishonored 2 a few months back, it’s pouring an extraordinary amount of detail into its product – and to think, we’re just getting started with the 35 minutes of gameplay. Imagine how the rest of the game will shape up with Morgan and the alien threat.

We’ll find out soon enough, as Prey is set for release on May 5th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Hopefully we’ll see more gameplay on the way soon, to give us an even better idea of just what kind of thrill ride we’re in for.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.