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New Prey Has Nothing to Do With Cancelled Prey 2, Bethesda Head Says

The new Prey is a complete rebirth of what the franchise is.


A new Prey game was introduced at Bethesda's E3 press conference, which put the final nail in the coffin of the cancelled Prey 2. Bethesda vice president of marketing Pete Hines appeared on GameSpot's live E3 stage show and confirmed that "there is not a single element of Prey 2 in [the new Prey], other than aliens running amok and you're being hunted by aliens."

Hines explained that Arkane Studios has broken the franchise down to that core concept and is building it back up to what it thinks Prey should be. When asked if it would be a horror game, Hines said it won't be, but it will have a "psychological element to it."

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"You see hints of some of that in the trailer, but it's an immersive first-person action game," he said. "It's a systems-based game that Arkane is known for. They're known for creating really well-realized worlds where everything isn't just tangible, but there's logic and reason behind it.

"There's a reason why this space station is the way it is that you find yourself on, there's a reason for the ecology for the aliens that you see and are fighting and trying to survive."

Hines added that there's a lot of player choice, while reiterating that it's not an open world. He said it's the same kind of open-level game like Dishonored with a lot of freedom to approach things in different ways.

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