Bethesda and Arkane Studios announced today that Prey will have a playable demo that will launch on April 27, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Prey: Opening Hour will let players enjoy exactly what it says on the tin, the opening hour of the game.
"The Prey Demo: Opening Hour puts you in the role of Morgan Yu, lead scientist aboard Talos I, working on a scientific breakthrough meant to alter humanity forever. What starts off as an exciting first day of work very quickly takes a dark turn," says Bethesda.
"You find yourself alone on board Talos I, a lavish but abandoned interstellar research facility. Aliens have overrun the station and are hunting down any surviving crew members, including you. Should these creatures reach Earth, life as you know it will end. It's up to you to uncover the mysteries of Talos I, fight the alien invasion and save humanity."
Prey will be launching on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on May 5. There is no word of a PC demo for the game.
Jaz spent some time with Prey and what he found made him think of PC classics like System Shock and Half-Life.
"I must say that the demo left me highly intrigued. Prey reminds me a little of Half-Life, and has elements of the old 1994 game, System Shock," he said in his preview in February. "Its sophisticated environments are filled with interactivity, there are multiple paths through the space station, items to find and use, and plenty of different types of Typhon to battle. For want of a better expression, it seems like an intelligent first-person shooter – a combination of semi-RPG and FPS that features environmental puzzles to solve as you work to secure Talos I, find out about who you are, and discover what's gone wrong."