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Bethesda Announce A Reboot For Prey As A Psychological Thriller

Bethesda have just announced a brand new Prey game at their Bethesda E3 event.

The new game will be a reboot of the franchise instead of a sequel, and will be a first person psychological thriller.

Prey will be coming out some time next year for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. More info on the game will be made available at Quakecon.

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50 comments
  1. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    June 12, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Talk about an absolute middle finger to Human Head Studios by Bethesda by completely scrapping that awesome sci-fi demo for Prey 2.

  2. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 12, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    I too will have those bloody eyes after E3.

  3. Jack
    Jack
    June 12, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    OK first off fucking why
    also at least they tried, i guess, it looks new

  4. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    June 12, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Looks cool, but this is not a Prey game.

  5. Hawk Hopper
    Hawk Hopper
    June 12, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    I thought the original Prey was like an updated old school FPS game. It was all about atmosphere, cool and well made levels, interesting weapons and enemy designs. I’m not so sure about this remake, though.

  6. Ms_Fortune
    Ms_Fortune
    June 12, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    And no native american protag.

    First bravely second, now this.

  7. Jack
    Jack
    June 12, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Ha

  8. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    June 12, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    looks cool to me

  9. Truck
    Truck
    June 12, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Nope they going asian this time. They’re the new diversity quota to fill.

  10. sanic
    sanic
    June 12, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    I was really hoping it’d go back to being a sequel I mean the game ends on a pretty big cliff…

  11. sanic
    sanic
    June 12, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    But native americans are asian.

  12. LaserCatsAreAwesome
    LaserCatsAreAwesome
    June 12, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Poor Prey just Doom 3’d.

  13. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    June 12, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    So Beth took the prey name and attached it to a random game so that it might sell on name alone. GG

  14. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    June 12, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    That looked so much better. As a huge Prey fan I’m not even remotely hyped for this.

  15. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    June 13, 2016 at 12:11 am

    They did the same with Doom, and Fallout.
    So why not?

  16. Tyrone Jackson
    Tyrone Jackson
    June 13, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Is the Prey name highly valued, or have I been under a rock?

  17. Tyrone Jackson
    Tyrone Jackson
    June 13, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Actually Asians are the bottom tier of the lefty victim totem.

    They’re only used when needed to help make a point. After that they’re thrown back in the trash by the SJWs.

  18. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    June 13, 2016 at 1:00 am

    You’ve been living under a rock, its the best idTech4 game

  19. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    June 13, 2016 at 1:03 am

    If by new you mean like shit, the 2011 trailer looked better than this.
    At least Human Head didnt fall for their tactics like idSoftware, Arkane and Headfirst Studios did.

  20. CommanderZx2
    CommanderZx2
    June 13, 2016 at 2:13 am

    All we ever saw of that game was simply a CGI trailer. What exactly have we lost?

  21. CommanderZx2
    CommanderZx2
    June 13, 2016 at 2:15 am

    I think this game looks interesting. We don’t really get any psychological thriller games now a days. The first Dead Space tried to do it to an extent, but went full action in the sequels.

    I am quite interested to see where this goes.

  22. DynastyStar
    DynastyStar
    June 13, 2016 at 2:17 am

    That, and when they’re going to be “taking sides” on something,

  23. NuclearKangaroo
    NuclearKangaroo
    June 13, 2016 at 3:01 am

    what is the point of “rebooting” a franchise that only has 1 game?

  24. Feniks
    Feniks
    June 13, 2016 at 3:08 am

    I dropped out of the (Western) mainstream industry years ago (Diablo 3 was the final nail) but I still like to read how absolutely shit it has become. We all have our hobbies.

    Bethesda’s E3 conference has even exceeded my expectations though. Congrats Todd.

  25. Feniks
    Feniks
    June 13, 2016 at 3:11 am

    Technicallly native Americans came from Asia so they are going after two minority groups.

  26. FREECELL.EXE
    FREECELL.EXE
    June 13, 2016 at 4:54 am

    They’re rebooting a “series” with only one game?

  27. GameZard
    GameZard
    June 13, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Booo! Original Prey is better.

  28. OSad
    OSad
    June 13, 2016 at 5:24 am

    It looks pretty and atmospheric, I guess. I was *not* expecting at all to see the name Prey come out at the end of that trailer though.

    It’ll probably be a great game, considering the development studio behind it. It just doesn’t really remind me of Prey at all so far though.

  29. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 13, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Nah that’s muslims, they even take precedence over gays now. Asians don’t usually fall for social justice shit and in some cases disprove the whole narrative (very successful minority, not held back by any “white privilege”), so they’re generally ignored.

  30. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    June 13, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Especially if that “reboot” doesn’t even closely resemble that 1 game. That would be like making a reboot of Gran Turismo, but it looked and played like Mario Kart.

  31. DavidGX
    DavidGX
    June 13, 2016 at 8:18 am

    I can’t wait to see more footage of Notprey.

  32. Arenegeth
    Arenegeth
    June 13, 2016 at 8:35 am

    What franchise? There’s only one freaking game.

    What they are really doing is reappropriating the name for brand recognition, because building a new IP is risky business apparently, even if Prey is not that well known.

    I have no idea if the game will turn any decent regardless, but the trailer is not doing it any favors. It has that ‘soulless’, every frame was picked by the marketing department, vibe to it, most AAA pieces of shit have these days.

  33. PenguinPlayer
    PenguinPlayer
    June 13, 2016 at 9:24 am

    “first person psychological thriller.”

    Read: Spooky Shooter

  34. MusouTensei
    MusouTensei
    June 13, 2016 at 9:27 am

    I’m interested.

  35. CommanderZx2
    CommanderZx2
    June 13, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I wouldn’t trust early ‘gameplay’ videos, often these E3 demonstrations are just a series of scripted events without the gameplay or world being properly implemented. For example if you stray off the path shown there’s just nothing there or the AI won’t react if you don’t follow the path shown.

    So it isn’t really a playable game, it’s more like a partially complete interactive cutscene as long as you follow that route.

    For example watch this video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8blIojirqFU

  36. Aliens_Of_Gold
    Aliens_Of_Gold
    June 13, 2016 at 10:45 am

    You mean this one:

  37. DavidGX
    DavidGX
    June 13, 2016 at 10:58 am

    This is basically a magician going “I found your card… and CHANGED IT to the 2 of clubs!”

  38. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    June 13, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I wouldn’t say highly valued, but established.

  39. nine_ball
    nine_ball
    June 13, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Socjus fucks generally dislike Asians, especially the Japanese. Nips are basically white to them.

  40. Cy
    Cy
    June 13, 2016 at 11:46 am

    This looks like it could be great. Definitely better than the original Prey, which had me bored to tears by the end of it.

  41. RPG
    RPG
    June 13, 2016 at 11:58 am

    I too am pretty dissapointed that this Prey will not be like what was initially teased, and were all excited for. It had a lot of potential, but I guess it will never be.

  42. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    June 13, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Or it doesn’t have racing.

  43. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    June 13, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    I don’t understand what’s up with these companies picking up old franchises to fuck them up so hard.

  44. GonzoLewd
    GonzoLewd
    June 13, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    I can tell you don’t know what you’re talking about considering that this was confirmed to be actually gameplay.

  45. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    June 13, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Isn’t the definition of a “psychological thriller” a game or movie where you aren’t running around shooting things that are trying to kill you? That’s just “horror” or “action”, right?

  46. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    June 13, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Wow, that IS much cooler. Oh well.

  47. SiliconNooB
    SiliconNooB
    June 14, 2016 at 9:33 am

    This looks rad.