Fallout: New Vegas Writer Working on New Prey

Chris Avellone's next project is revealed.


Industry veteran Chris Avellone is working on the just-announced new Prey. Avellone announced this in a tweet this evening after the game was revealed at Bethesda's E3 briefing.

"They announced that game I'm working on hellllls yesssss #BE3," he wrote. It's unclear what exact position Avellone holds for Prey, however.

Avellone has worked on numerous games in his time in the industry, including Fallout 2, Planescape Torment, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Alpha Protocol, Fallout: New Vegas, Wasteland 2, and Pillars of Eternity. For those games, he held positions including level designer and creative director, among other things, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He worked at Obsidian Entertainment as a creative director/chief creative officer for 12 years before leaving the company in May 2015. He is now a freelance writer.

Developed at Arkane Studios' Austin office, Prey, which is set in 2032, promises to be a psychological thriller set in a dangerous universe. An E3 trailer showed main character Morgan in both a residential setting, presumably on Earth, as well as in an off-world location. The trailer implies that Morgan is a test subject in a psychological experiment featuring hostile environments.

A previous version of Prey 2 was in development at one point, only for it to be canceled. Bethesda confirmed the cancellation in 2014.

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