Posted Thu Jul 28, 2016 at 10:41 AM PDT by Justin Clark
New video from Bethesda provides answers....sorta?
The new 'Prey' is a strange duck. It's a sequel to a game that sold like dirt, but (rightfully) garnered a cult following in subsequent years, a cult following whose dreams of a sequel were dashed twice over, once when finding out the follow-up would be a weird space bounty hunter scenario of some kind, and then twice when said weird space bounty-hunter title got canned.
Well, a new 'Prey' made its debut at Bethesda's E3 event. And yes, it looks interesting, albeit in a way that invites comparisons to 'SOMA' (not unkind ones, to be fair). But the teaser was exactly that, a clear WTF that answered no questions as to how, exactly, this tied to the adventures of American Indian alien killer Tommy and his trek through the afterlife.
Today, we get a three minute video from one Rafael Colantonio, President at Arkane Studios, on what to expect. And what we expect is....having no idea what to expect.
There's a lot of talk, for sure, about the broad strokes. The irksome thing is hearing him say as a definite this has absolutely nothing to do with the previous game, which makes one wonder why they even bothered, but, hey, the folks who made 'Dishonored' do get benefit of the doubt. And, to be fair, there's a fairly creepy factor to what he's talking about here in terms of the horror/thriller/whathaveyou. Keep an open mind as you listen. Maybe there is hope, even as we mourn to shooting aliens in a upside-down bar while a Clutch song is on the jukebox.
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