New Prey Trailer Shows a World in Which JFK Survives Assassination Attempt

"Morally dubious" experiments were conducted on the space station.

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Bethesda has released a new trailer for its upcoming sci-fi action game Prey. The focus of this latest trailer, called "The History of TranStar," is on the "dark history" of the game's world.

As you'll see, Prey is set in an alternate future in which JFK survives the attempt on his life. This sets of a series of events that had serious and significant consequences. "After recovering from the attempt on his life, Kennedy threw his nation further into the space race by taking control of a U.S./Russian joint program and transforming a Russian satellite into a fully functional R&D facility meant to study non-terrestrials," reads a line from Bethesda's description of Prey's story. "This facility later became Talos I, a highly advanced space station owned by the TranStar Corporation."

The station, in just a few years after being taken over by TranStar, started to be used for "morally dubious experiments." People on board the station were experimented on, including Prey main character Morgan.

"After awakening on Talos I, Morgan finds the station overrun by a previously contained non-terrestrial entity called Typhon, which the scientists had been studying and using to improve the scope of human abilities," the description goes on. "Aided by strange alien-based powers, Morgan must survive the incursion, uncover the mysteries surrounding the Typhon and save humanity from the impending danger aboard the station."

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As announced previously, players can choose from a male or female version of Morgan, which is the reason for the gender-neutral name. You can read our impressions of the game from Gamescom here.

Prey is the new game from Dishonored developer Arkane Studios. It bears no real connection to the previous game of the same name. Its director, Raphael Colantonio, describes it as neither a horror game nor a shooter, instead playing out like a game you'd expect from Arkane. "It's more like a hybrid game where there's narrative mixed with action mixed with a little bit of [an] RPG layer," he explained.

Prey 2 was in development at one point, only for it to be canceled. Bethesda confirmed the cancellation in 2014. A rumor surfaced earlier this year suggesting that a "completely reworked" version would be announced at E3.

The first Prey was released back in 2006 for PC and Xbox 360 by Human Head Studios, which has gone on to develop games like Dungeon Defenders II.

The new Prey is due out for PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2017.

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