Publisher Bethesda Softworks and developer Arkane Studios have announced that Prey will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 5. Bethesda found a lot of success last May with the launch of id Software’s Doom, so it makes perfect sense they’d want to try again with another sci-fi shooter in a similar spot on the calendar.
Prey is completely unrelated to Human Head’s 2006 shooter for the PC and Xbox 360, which is also known as Prey. Instead, it’s been designed by Arkane as a complete re-imagining of the Prey name, though it does share a similar themes of alien control and human resistance. A newly-released gameplay trailer will show fans and newcomers alike a look at some of the changes the developer made to the formula.
Players who purchase Prey before its May 5th launch date will receive the Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack as a pre-order bonus. The DLC pack contains a “Family Heirloom” Margrave Shotgun and other equipment to fight the alien invaders including three Neuromods players can spend to acquire new abilities, two Medkits, a Fabrication Plan to create the Shotgun, a Starter Kit for building tools and weapons, and a “Unique Upgrade” to “help players preserve their limited resources.”