Prey Celebrates Earth Day With A Recycle-Worthy Trailer

by Robert Workman

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It’s a pretty big day for environmentalists – Earth Day – and Bethesda is taking advantage of it in the best way possible, with a new trailer for its forthcoming science fiction adventure Prey.

The company has released a new trailer that celebrates the unofficial holiday, with a focus on recycling, well, everything.

The theme of the trailer follows how players can collect items throughout the space station, which is overloaded with alien enemies. But these aren’t just for general collection purposes – you can actually use them to create new gear or items. All it takes is finding the right machine that can make practical use of this recycling, and, boom, you’ll have your hands on some new weapons.

For instance, one of the helpful weapons you can create in the game is the Recycler Charge. This is essentially a grenade-styled weapon that can actually turn matter into recycleable items. Yep, you’ll be able to not just destroy an enemy, but actually pick them up as goods so you can create even more items for yourself.

Known as the Fabricator, this machine is going to come in handy, especially if you run short on ammunition or need some sort of upgrade in order to stay in one piece over the course of your journey – and that’s easier said than done, since some of the aliens are a bit larger in size. Not to mention nasty.

You can watch the trailer below and put yourself in a recycling frame of mind. It’s a bit on the “hip” side with its music, but pretty cool when it comes to seeing what you can collect and build. And who knows, it might just get you in the mood to recycle for real…? (Although you can’t create grenades, as far as we know.)

You won’t have to wait long to put these practices into effect, either, as a special demo for Prey is set to release on April 27th, giving you the opportunity to try out these abilities, amongst several others, in the first level of the game. Then get ready for the full package, as Prey releases on May 5th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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.