In addition to announcing the release date, Arkane and Bethesda also announced the pre-order bonuses for the game, designated for those willing to take the risk and plunge head first into purchase before they actually play the game. The bonuses include a Margrave Shotgun and additional ammo plans, 3 Transtar Neuromods, 2 Medkits, 1 Recycler Shielding Chipset, and some starter fabrication materials.
— Bethesda Softworks (@bethesda) January 25, 2017
I’m no fan of pre-ordering games or pre-order bonuses, but if you honestly can’t resist, you can pre-order the game from over on the official Prey website. You’ll need to designate your country, retailer and the system you plan to pre-order the game for.
Accompanying the pre-order news and release date is a new trailer for the game, featuring two minutes of solid gameplay.
The trailer shows off some of the new weapons, and it really seems to strike a vibe between Half-Life and Dead Space, but the talk of the town in the comment section was all about pre-order culture and how a lot of them hate it. Some people hated on the haters for hating pre-ordering, while others hated on the haters for hating people who hate pre-ordering. Rinse, repeat, ad nauseum.
Generally they haven’t actually showcased much of anything that really “wows!” you, but possessing objects could be a real game changer if it’s not limited to segmented black box scenarios. If it’s all emergent and a good portion of the game lets players really go wild with some of the abilities then it could end up being a true sleeper hit.
You can look for Prey to launch on May 5th, 2017 this spring.