Bethesda has released a new trailer for their upcoming shooter Prey today, which aims to give fans a brief history lesson on the events that occurred prior to Morgan Yu’s arrival on Talos I.
Taking place in an alternate timeline where President Kennedy survived his assassination, the world leader emerged bounced back from the attempt on his life a changed man, one that was no longer interested in continuing a joint space program with Russia. Taking full control of the crude R&D satellite the two nations had launched previously, Kennedy has the facility turned into a fully operational space station for the purposes of studying extra-terrestrial activity. The facility yields little in the way of results over the following years and, in the late 90s, is acquired by the TranStar Corporation, who redevelops it into a state-of-the-art installation called Talos I.
“Morally dubious experiments” are conducted on residents of the station under TranStar’s tenure, which has also incarcerated a non-terrestrial entity called Typhon for further study by scientists that hope to “improve the scope of human abilities.” Fast forwarding to Morgan Yu’s awakening on Talos I, he (or she), finds themselves aboard an abandoned hunk of metal in space that’s been overrun by the aforementioned ‘non-terrestrial’ race.
We have to say, from everything we’ve seen of Prey so far, the title is giving off a very similar vibe to Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation, and that can only be a good thing.
Prey is slated for a release in 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.