Prey 2 is finally coming out on May 5, but now it’s just Prey, and it’s seemingly got nothing to do with either the original Prey or the earlier vision for Prey 2, and is this all starting to sound a bit confusing? I’ve certainly said Prey far too many times in an introductory paragraph, and now I’m completely baffled.
Here’s everything we’ve got on the Prey we’ve ended up with.
It’s been a decade since the last game, which was also the first game, but the history of the series is a long one, full of ambitious ideas, cancelled games, complete rethinks and persistent rumours. If this is all news to you, read on for our brief history of Prey.
The original Prey launched on Xbox 360 and PC in the summer of 2006, featuring a rare Native American protagonist, a questionable portrayal of Cherokee mythology, and lots of gross aliens. It was quite good, but its central conceit – the use of portals and funky physics – has since been overshadowed by Portal, released a year later.