Bethesda's 'Prey' franchise should return in the future

The Prey reboot wasn't the resounding commercial success Bethesda hoped for, but that doesn't mean we won't see future content from the franchise in the future. According to DualShockers, during a Bethesda event at PAX East 2018, Senior Vice President of Marketing Pete Hines provided more information about the title.

As with a lot of stuff, we're not a massive publisher that just churns out a ton of titles. We never have been. We really stick with our stuff after it launches, as we have with Prey. Part of what you've probably noticed is that we've hired a new community manager, who's been focused on Prey. She's been awesome and has been doing a lot of fun stuff around April Fools' and other things. But yeah, I don't think you've heard the last of Prey. I just couldn't tell you precisely when you might hear more.

It's unclear if Hines meant that the game would get an expansion or a new installment altogether. Hopefully it's a standalone experience like Dishonored: Death of the Outsider. E3 2018 is just around the corner so that might be a great time to unveil what's next for the game.

In our review, we called Prey "an unforgettable... horror game that's dark, deep and dizzying." Hopefully Bethesda can find ways for it to appeal to more gamers whenever the franchise reemerges.

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  • It's my personal favorite. Amazing game. HIGHLY recommended.
  • I'm still surprised it didn't sell well. Maybe it was the horror genre? It's one of the best games I've ever played.
  • I think it was the horrible marketing and the Bethesda review embargo thing
  • You're right, I forgot about that. It sort of showed that they had little confidence in the product. At least that was the impression.
  • The Dishonored series didn't have the best sales but all they had to do with Prey was to market it like the successor of System shock and Bioshock .
  • What they should of done is stuck with the original premise of Prey 2. Yes this one was really great but they delayed it so much. So in Prey 2 you were a bounty hunter on an alien planet and some badass parkour mechanics. It was a mic of Mirrors Edge and Blade Runner. Pretty great honestly.
  • I remember reading about that many years ago. The screenshots looked great too.
  • Pretty sure we will get a stand alone DLC like Death of the Outsider . Looking forward it it . Prey was my 2017 GOTY
  • It was a great game for sure! It really felt like a mix of dead space meets bioshock. I highly recommend it if you enjoyed those games.
  • How does it compare to half life?
  • Not really the same, but both were great games.
  • I loved the ending and how it was left open for future games in the universe.