New Prey Trailer Introduces Female Lead

Bethesda Softworks has shared a new gameplay trailer for Prey.

Featured above, the new trailer is the exact same footage that we saw back in August, however, the male protagonist has been swapped for a female character.

The game is a re-imagining of the franchise, only now with a more psychological focus on its themes. Now, you play as the first human imbued with alien powers.

Prey is launching across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime next year.

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  1. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    October 10, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    I will never not be angry at this.

    Fucking livid we got this derivative trash heap instead of Prey 2

  2. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    October 10, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    0/10 Not enough gender pronouns.

  3. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    October 10, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    “Because what the audience wants the most isn’t an awesome looking bounty hunter shooter but just a “System Shock” knock off r-right?! And how about we label the game towards an IP that wasn’t even that popular to begin with!”- Bethesda PR.

  4. Mid 90's Shinigami
    Mid 90's Shinigami
    October 10, 2016 at 8:49 pm


  5. Kraken
    October 10, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    so is this a pick your protag gender deal, or a last minute token gender swap?

  6. Spooky Jack
    Spooky Jack
    October 10, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    I believe it’s a pick your gender

  7. Mr0303
    October 10, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Is she strong and independent though? They didn’t have the balls to repeat the bloody eyes trailer with a woman.

  8. Tarrasque
    October 10, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Not Prey looks good.

  9. SalsaMoose13
    October 10, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    I’d rather have Prey 2. Being a Space Bounty Hunter sounds cooler than whatever the fuck this is.

  10. sanic
    October 10, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    I’ll never be not made about what bethsoft did to human head studios, trying to buy a game studio while rejecting milestones and claiming the game wasn’t up to bethsoft standards is shady as fuck.

  11. s_fnx
    October 10, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    I’m glad I never played the original game. On the other hand now you guys know how it feels to have your favorite franchise destroyed(Mafia 3).

  12. Smug
    October 11, 2016 at 2:28 am

    Not inclusive to current year enough

  13. Vernify
    October 11, 2016 at 3:14 am

    Can’t say I’m hyped for this (at all), but maybe it’ll turn out decent. Either way, I just can’t help but wonder why they called this Prey? It’s just such a far departure from it’s predecessor that it doesn’t seem to have anything in common with it aside from the Alien’s.

  14. the Southerner
    the Southerner
    October 11, 2016 at 4:16 am

    So is sex optional or no?

    Bc I refuse to play as female, bc I know the chickenshit liberal politics forcing such a narrative

  15. Madbrainbox
    October 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

    2 characters by the look of it.Not a bad thing if done right.

  16. Madbrainbox
    October 11, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Or 2 characters.Maybe this is their coop now that I think about it.

  17. ScarredBushido
    October 11, 2016 at 5:16 am

    video games were a mistake.

  18. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    October 11, 2016 at 5:25 am

    muh female lead

  19. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 11, 2016 at 6:03 am

    Absolutely Stronk

  20. Madbrainbox
    October 11, 2016 at 7:44 am

    I’ve known that feeling for a very long time now.Since the release of Oblivion and Gothic 3.

  21. Captmotorcycle
    October 11, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Not really interested before, still unsure if I care now. I do kinda like the change because the “everyman scruffy diamond in the rough” archetype that was used is pretty much the protagonist of EVERY FPS these days. It isn’t a big deal that they made it a lady, it is just good that they changed it period.

  22. InzMovi
    October 11, 2016 at 9:05 am

    I want to crucify Bethesda for this.

  23. catazxy
    October 11, 2016 at 9:48 am

    It’s not the blade runner game that we were promised back in 2011…

  24. Donwel
    October 11, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Wasn’t the guy in the first Prey native American or am I not remembering correctly?

  25. ProxyDoug
    October 11, 2016 at 10:53 am

    It’s so generic I dozed out while watching.

  26. Arbitrary
    October 11, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Bethesda’s just the publisher, though. The developer is this moderately-known studio who made those “Dishonoured”-games.

    Please tell me I don’t have to be pissed off at Bethesda for this.

  27. Bitterbear
    October 11, 2016 at 11:27 am

    They seem to be thirsty for Thai drag queens.

  28. InfectedAI
    October 11, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Yeah Tommy was, but it’s pretty obvious this has nothing to do with the original. They’re just using the name. I really wish Human Head had somehow retained the rights and completed Prey 2. It was one of my most anticipated games of all time.

  29. InfectedAI
    October 11, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    You should play the original if you like those types of shooters. It’s great.

  30. British_Otaku
    October 11, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    I think this might have decreased my interest particularly if they fail to deliver by making the alternative gender an interesting character. Resident Evil had different routes and skills. Fire Emblem had very different supports and children.

    If this is like the typical “every-could-be-man-or-woman”, barely any dialogue or interactions will play into the gender, race or name of the character making the game more boring despite doubling the protagonist’s voice clips in addition to “Him” and “Her” stuff.

    Faith in Mirror’s Edge had potential to stick out for herself, just like most predefined JRPG protagonists even if I know from experience that Mirror’s Edge 1 had a terrible story.

  31. Phasmatis75
    October 11, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    I was a fan of both franchises and get to watch idiots defend the most historically inaccurate virtue signalling anti white propaganda bs game to be made.