Prey -- the psychological first-person shooter form publisher Bethesda and developer Arkane -- is right around the corner. We managed to get some hands-on time with the game at a press event. The above video shows us playing through the game's opening hour.
It goes without saying, but there are spoilers.
You play the role of Morgan Yu, exploring the space station of Talos-1. Things initially seem calm, but a botched experiment quickly flips things around. From there, the game opens up, and allows players to explore the station's hallways, which are infested with aggressive, inky-black creatures which mimic objects in their surroundings.
At times the game feels like System Shock or Dishonored, in that you're free to explore a space and encounter enemies at your own pace, with whatever tools you're most comfortable with. Having enemies disguise themselves mid combat encounter is especially cool, as they duck out of your sight -- leading to a frantic paranoia, as you try to take stock of what objects were previously in the room.
Prey is set to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 5.
Keith travelled to a press event in Sydney, courtesy of Bethesda.