If you think that the new version of "Prey" is a resurrection of its 2011 edition, think again. Slated to be launched on May 5, 2017, the game, created by Arkane Studios, is not only different but has added a whole new dimension to the concept.
The year is 2032 and the setting is a parallel universe, where JFK was never assassinated and gets a chance to accelerate the country's space program in a big way. "Prey" is set on board a retro-futuristic space station, Talos I, that has been orbiting the Moon for the last 69 years with countless renovations and repairs, and was eventually deserted.
It is here that Morgan Yu, the protagonist of "Prey" finds himself. Morgan's controls are totally in players' hands, so much so, that they can choose which gender to turn it into, before playing!
The space station is infested with aliens, called Typhons, that are dreadfully different with an ability to turn into objects, such as cups, chairs and what have you, leaving the player guessing and suspecting every object that appears on the screen.
The aim of the game is, of course, to help Morgan make it back to Earth. Thus, surviving and evolving is the theme of the gameplay of "Prey." This makes the game totally action-packed, not only in thwarting Typhon attacks but in taking spacewalks in a spacesuit, propelling through space by using thrusters and monitoring air supply at all times during these outings.
The players not only indulge in the mere hide, seek and attack, but also get tested in their survival instincts with the introduction of weapon degradation, a 'trauma system' and other such features that are as worrisome as they are intriguing.
In a nutshell, there are enough twists and turns to the plot created by Arkane Studios. With countless things to do with different kinds of weapons in uniquely set situations, "Prey" promises to keep you glued for hours.