Prey Gets a May 5 Release Date, New Gameplay Trailer

January 25, 2017Written by Jason Dunning

Bethesda announced today that first-person sci-fi action game Prey will be available worldwide on May 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. In the new gameplay trailer, you’ll learn more about the conflict in Prey, while also getting a look at some of the aliens you’ll be facing off against.

Anyone who pre-orders Prey will receive the exclusive Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack, which is shown at 1:45 of the gameplay trailer. On top of Morgan Yu’s family heirloom Margrave shotgun, the pack also includes three Neuromods you can spend to acquire new abilities, two Medkits, a Fabrication plan to create the Shotgun and Ammo, a starter kit for building tools and weapons, and a unique upgrade to help you preserve your limited resources.

Explaining what you just saw in the trailer, Bethesda’s Gary Steinman says the Typhon aliens have escaped containment, killing many of the people aboard Talos I. The protagonist, Morgan Yu, Director of Research for TranStar Corporation, had been studying the Typhon aliens and testing a new kind of Neuromod based on the organisms. “These Neuromods are what you use to gain alien powers,” Steinman adds. “And you “install” these powers by injecting needles into your eye socket.”

Also in the trailer, you get a look at many of the weapons – the S4 Tactical Pump Shotgun, the GLOO Cannon, the Typhon Lure, the Q-Beam, the Disruptor Stun Gun, a Recycler Charge, and a wrench – as well as the Mimic Typhon. Steinman says, “Once you learn this alien’s power, you can do the same – mimic anything that’s roughly the mass of the player or smaller, and that’s not bolted down. Later in the trailer, we show Morgan using a higher-level version of the Mimic ability, becoming a fully functioning turret and blasting away some aliens.”

Will you be getting Prey in May?

[Source: Bethesda]