Bethesda is putting a great deal of hype into its forthcoming Prey reboot, which is currently wrapping up development over at Arkane Studios (Dishonored 2) and set for release early next month. But the publisher is more than happy to put the game into the hands of gamers, as it has announced a special demo that will be available for it later this month.
The demo is set to launch on Thursday, April 27th, for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (sorry, PC owners), and will “allow fans to board Talos I and play the opening hour before the worldwide launch of the game” the following week.
“The Prey Demo: Opening Hour puts you in the role of Morgan Yu, lead scientist aboard Talos I, working on a scientific breakthrough meant to alter humanity forever,” the team noted in a statement. “What starts off as an exciting first day of work very quickly takes a dark turn. You find yourself alone on board Talos I, a lavish but abandoned interstellar research facility. Aliens have overrun the station and are hunting down any surviving crew members, including you. Should these creatures reach Earth, life as you know it will end. It’s up to you to uncover the mysteries of Talos I, fight the alien invasion and save humanity.”
This is part of the company’s promotional push behind the game, which also includes a number of preview events, as well as a special team-up with Alamo Drafthouse featuring a themed film festival, with movies like Starship Troopers and Moon. So far, it appears to be paying off quite handsomely, with a lot of anticipation going into the game – perhaps even more than the original Prey, which released on Xbox 360 over a decade ago, with a far different approach than this one.
Bethesda has also released a new trailer for the game, which you can see below. As you can see, there’s an awful lot you’ll be able to do in the game, including transforming into smaller items so you can get a jump on the alien scourge overtaking your ship.
Prey releases on May 5th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.