With just a little less than a month left to go before the launch of the science fiction first-person shooter Prey, Arkane Studios and Bethesda have decided to announce that a game demo will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One a week ahead of its release on April 27. What’s more is that not only will console fans get a chance to give Prey ago before PC players, but also the trial will give them the title’s full first hour.
As far as the Prey demo’s contents are concerned, the trial will offer players a glimpse of what life is like for Morgan Yu, lead scientist aboard the Talos I space station, with the protagonist encountering the hugely dangerous problem of aliens escaping containment and threatening to destroy practically everything in sight. Bethesda has previously revealed that players can choose whether they want to play as a male or female version of Morgan, and that events will skew differently determined on which gender is selected.
Since there’s still a little ways to go before console fans can jump into the action of Prey‘s first hour, there are surely fans out there who want to get a clearer idea of what kind of action awaits them aboard the Talos I space station ahead of playing the demo. Thankfully, Arkane Studios and Bethesda made the game’s first 30 minutes available to watch online to serve as an appetizer of what’s to come.
Due to the fact that the Prey demo will only have the first hour of the game available for play, it’s quite possible that fans won’t be able to experience all of the fantastical elements available in the full version of the title, However, there’s a good chance that those who check out the trial will get to wield the first-person shooter’s GLOO Gun and try their hand at the title’s mimic ability, which allows Morgan Yu to turn into myriad different environmental objects like a coffee mug, and even toilet paper.
Taking all of this into consideration, there’s no telling if Arkane Studios and Bethesda have a PC iteration of the Prey demo in mind, as only PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have been mentioned. Should the companies eschew a trial for personal computers, though, it will definitely be a shame, and could end up alienating gamers on the platform. Hopefully, though, the publisher and developer will give PC fans a chance to get a taste of what Prey has to offer with a demo all their own.
Prey is set to launch on May 5, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: BethesdaSoftworksUK – YouTube