The PlayStation Blog has released a new gameplay video, alongside 6 additional surprises they found out when playing the beginning of Prey.
Prey is the upcoming sci-fi shooter from Arkane Studios, you might know them best for the Dishonored series. Their new take on Prey seems to be very interesting; almost like a Bioshock/Dishonored in Space. The upcoming title allows gamers to play their way, bringing unique gameplay elements to each player. In addition, Arkane recently mentioned that the game will feature a wide variance of endings, truly making the game special.
Watch the new gameplay video down below:
The PlayStation Blog also managed to note some of the surprises they saw from just the opening hour of the game. There are no spoilers, as they want to keep some of the true surprises hidden for when players pick up the game later this Spring. Check out the top 6 surprises from Prey down below:
1.) The Whole Opening
Sure, we’re cheating a little with this one, but the spectacular opening sequence of Prey as a whole is enough to get serious hooks into you. As a new employee of the TranStar Corporation, Morgan Yu takes an helicopter ride through a dazzling cityscape to undergo routine testing at a facility operated by her brother.
But as you know, “routine” is hardly a lasting assurance, and soon the very nature of Morgan’s life and memory is called into question. Arkane crafts this entire sequence with aplomb, introducing a variety of gameplay mechanics while setting the stage for a mind-bending story to unfold.
2.) Even the World Has Something to Say
Environmental storytelling is an invaluable tool to video game developers, and the Arkane team has leveraged it with its latest campaign. Morgan can hack into terminals and read private email threads that reveal key events in the Talos I space station catastrophe. The station’s on-site museum outlines the history of the structure, complete with dramatic lighting and sparkling plaques.
Even the bodies themselves, frozen and twisted in agony, help craft the grisly story of TranStar and what’s at stake for the Earth below.
3.) Build Your Own Platforms (BYOP)
The crux of Prey’s gameplay systems? Empower you with as much choice as possible. This philosophy is exemplified in the GLOO Cannon, a device that fires a fast-acting, expanding adhesive. You can use this to slow enemies down and close the distance for a melee attack, or build platforms up to hard-to-reach areas. Or you can ignore the Cannon entirely.
Up to you.
Yes, the legendary numeric string made famous by System Shock, Deus Ex, and countless others is on full display. Prey embraces its predecessors with a smile.
5.) The Mimics
The Talos I is consumed by a Typhon alien infestation. These dangerous, ghostly threats take many forms. Literally. The Mimic, a small creature with startling speed, can take on the shape of almost any object on the station. Now every discarded mug or small trinket could be danger in disguise.
6.) Skill Trees
Expect to spend many wonderful, anguishing moments picking the perfect skill to unlock as you progress through Talos I. By finding Neuromod’s scattered throughout the environment, you can expand Morgan’s library of talents, from repairing broken elevators and turrets to hacking valuable terminals. The Arkane team wants to make sure that any choice you make is rewarded and valuable, with a variety of applications that fit any play style.
Prey is scheduled to release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on May 5.