Prey answers call for patch, content

3D Realms working on patches for both PC, 360 versions; new content coming "soon" will add multiplayer maps and characters.

Owners of the PC and Xbox 360 versions of Prey will be able to beef up their games soon, according to 3D Realms, who oversaw development of the game. The company's Web site says that patches and new content are on the way "soon."

The PC patch will bump the game up to version 1.1 and tackle various bugs and crashing issues. A similar patch will also be released for the Xbox 360 version and "address network lag," as well as "fix several bugs." No time of release has been announced, but unconfirmed reports around the Internet say an update for the Xbox 360 edition was released today.

3D Realms also spilled the beans on new content for the game. The new content will feature four new multiplayer maps intended for matches with few combatants. Six new playable characters will also be added, including Jen, Elhuit, Mother, Becky, a Hunter, and an Elite Hunter. No price or release period has been announced for the new content.

Prey is rated M for Mature and retails for $49.99 on the PC and $59.99 on the Xbox 360. For more information on the game, read GameSpot's review.

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42 comments
AdMordem
AdMordem

i quite liked the single player in the demo but really disliked the multiplayer... and if i get the game - due to the short single player that would only be at bargain price and no more spendy spendy!

_Sam_
_Sam_

I still haven't played the game yet

gzader
gzader

PAY for content updates? So, you're telling me if I get a console I have to pay $10 more for a game that doesn't look as good as the pc version and I have to PAY to get upgrades that would be free on the PC? And the benefit is I can get HALO games about 10 years sooner? uuuhhhh..... :)

Falnor
Falnor

Does anyone know what the patch the was released yesterday actually does? The multiplayer is a joke. Still can't play online without getting lag.

Autolycus
Autolycus

still cant play split screen. A lot of us 21-30 years olds have large tv's and 4 controllers. how about someone makes a good FPS w/ split screen built in. COD2 will own for this, but it didnt come with the first shipped version...

NinjaFoot
NinjaFoot

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SoralinkGS
SoralinkGS

awesome! Prey was amzing online but way too laggy. can't wait to play!

djsaskdja
djsaskdja

How about a patch for split-screen multiplayer and co-op

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Nice. New playable characters and new multiplayer maps sound nice. But fixing lag issues sounds better.

Psychotix666
Psychotix666

lame, it updated my game but its still laggy as hell in most games.

reece590
reece590

I still dont like the MP even with an update

StevenV1217
StevenV1217

I downloaded it (for my 360) already but havent tried the multiplayer yet. The new content isnt on Marketplace though. My connection is acting weird and it took me about 3 min to download it.

xplayhousex
xplayhousex

OMFG YEEEEAAAAASSSSS!!!!!!! FINALLY NO MORE LAG!!!!!! AAH IM SOOO HAPPY!!!

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Cool, hopefully they have a patch to make the game stop sucking. PWNED!

Fatality4u
Fatality4u

Now that I know that there will be more content, I may actually get the game now.

gordonfan2448
gordonfan2448

the 360 patch is available today. hope it makes it so the game does not freeze so much

supermex2109
supermex2109

if the content is cheap, not no $15 bucks like GRAW's chapter 2, i might get it

fanboy999
fanboy999

I agree that some new weapons would be nice. Not enough variety in the original weapons for me. Ever since Doom I'm a sucker for a good shotgun.

spoungerob01903
spoungerob01903

Within the first few days i had gat all 1000 achievements and i had traded in the game because of the bad lag in multiplayer!! I would have kept the game if the patch came sooner!! When the patch comes i will buy the game again. BRING IT ON BABY!!

goatmeal
goatmeal

It's going to be interesting to watch the pricing strategy for the maps. This game has been in development for 10 years, so more than likely all these maps were just ones that didn't make the cut into the full game. Nobody is going to pay for those on the PC when you can get free content all day long. So do you release them for free on the PC while you charge on the 360?

silverstar1982
silverstar1982

Will it address the inability to LOSE at the single-player game? The whole immortality thing is really rather disappointing.

dhjohns
dhjohns

Great a patch! Let's play!

1nme4u
1nme4u

pach it and im there! woot

guthwulf_de
guthwulf_de

that's pretty cool. especially the patch for the 360 version. i really hope that will be more common among future 360 games.

spazzx625
spazzx625

Very cool...I hope they keep pumping out (cheap) content for games...

Lewos1
Lewos1

sounds good, some of the online games were really laggy at times...

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

PC and Xbox 360 getting new stuff for the game prey is all ways fun. So great to see more going to be in the game.

Charlie2688
Charlie2688

YAY! new content :D maybe new weapons and game modes?

jared81799
jared81799

thats good, 10 years in the making and still so many bugs. at least they are stepping it up. i personally didnt like the game but when dev's release patches and bug fixes in a timely matter. its always appreciated and respected.

Zeromind_Eric
Zeromind_Eric

Awesome. More people need to get this game and get on live. The lag is the worst and I am happy that they will be fixing this.

paradyme777
paradyme777

Awesome, I think the update they released today was just to update the game for the content that is coming out.

ConManWithGun
ConManWithGun

sounds good might by preyonce the price drops come flying by in the winter

meischris39
meischris39

Sounds good for prey owners, and being free the news is lush, i wish they would iron out some of the bigger flaws in prey though

StevenV1217
StevenV1217

Sweet! I just got Prey and now they are working on a patch and new content. I hope the new content is cheap. (First!)