When Bethesda revealed Prey, fans weren’t sure initially what to think. Is it a sequel to the 2006 Prey game? A prequel, perhaps? Is a remake or reboot? Well Raphael Colantonio, President and Creative Director of Arkane Studios, is ready to set the story straight.
“A Reimagining of the I.P.”
In the two and half-minute video that Bethesda put out, Colantonio wastes no time getting to the heart of the matter:
“Prey is not a sequel, it’s not a remake. It has no tie with the original. You have to look at it like a reimaging of the I.P. You’re aboard a space station and there are aliens and you have to survive.”
Well thank you, Mr. Colantonio. That surmises things quite nicely! Raphael went on to compare this modern Prey outing with Arkane Studios’ typical endeavors. He stated that “simulation is very important. The choices of the players is very important. So we track what the players do all along so that there can be consequences to the choices.” Arkane’s President went on to emphasize that using the studio’s model for game design, he hopes that Prey will deliver an experience to fans that is different on a play-by-play basis.
Today’s video doesn’t show off any new material, just what was showcased back in June at E3. But by watching, you get to hear firsthand what the studio is hoping to deliver to us come the release of Prey in 2017. Take a look below and see for yourself what’s coming next year.