Arkane Studios has a new in-universe trailer that explores the background of the upcoming Prey reboot. To call the new game's premise convoluted would be doing it a favor. It involves JFK surviving his assassination attempt, teaming up with the Soviet Union, building a space station orbiting the moon to contain an alien threat, the failure of said space station, and ultimately a shadowy corporation buying the station to do research on the aliens.
I'm sorry, but the original game's premise of "aliens return to earth to harvest humanity as food, only a disillusioned Native American G.I. stands in their way" is just more compelling to me. The new game has an intriguing backstory but it has nothing to do with the original game, which I had hoped would grow into a series of its own.
Prey is coming in 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments.
In the alternate future of Prey, President Kennedy survives the assassination, which sets off a turn of events leading to the central conflict. 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. This facility later became Talos I, a highly advanced space station owned by the TranStar Corporation.
In the few years since TranStar took over, the station has been used as the testing ground for some morally dubious experiments, with people on board serving as subjects – people like Morgan Yu. 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. 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.
Prey is slated for release in 2017 on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Prey has not yet been rated by the ESRB. For more information about the game please visit www.prey.com.