Ever wanted to be a banana in space? You can in Prey — coming soon to Xbox One and PC

Prey tells the tale of a Morgan Yu, stranded aboard a lunar space station crawling with vicious aliens. The Typhon were stored there, following their failed attack on Earth. The creatures were subsequently, imprisoned, researched and ultimately harnessed by the TranStar Corporation.

Prey follows a Metroidvania-like format, with a persistent open world gated by certain skills and plot points. Prey has frequently been compared to Bioshock, for its eerie, derelict atmosphere, and its focus on superhuman powers.

Morgan Yu can harness the genes of various types of Typhon, granting him all sorts of weird and wonderful abilities. Bethesda has recently showcased Prey's Mimic abilities, which allow Morgan Yu to transform into any physical object.

Prey's Mimic ability is as versatile as it is wacky. Mimic will not only allow the player to transform into turrets, survive huge drops, and sneak past enemies, but it's also crucial for solving certain traversal puzzles. Found an area that's locked? Transform into a cup and slide under the door. An area that's too high? Transform into a steel crate and hitch a ride on an explosion, and so on.

Prey looks as though it's shaping up well ahead of its planned May 5th, 2017 launch on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Are you interested in Prey? Let's talk about it in the comments!

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  • Potato is better than Banana 😂
  • haha, maybe you can be a potato in Prey :P
  • Yes, but can you potato? Actually potato, I mean 😂
  • Yes actually that was always my dream. I always throught something is wrong with me but now I know that I'm just a normal guy like everyone else. Great.
  • You want to be a banana? not an apfel?
  • I'm already an Apfel Schorle.
  • The question is whether this adds to the fun of the game, if it actually brings emergent gameplay. It might just be cosmetic, though it's a cool feature.
  • Yeah, you use it to solve puzzles, and can use it in combat too.
  • Can you mimic the end-of-game credits? That would save a lot of time.
  • Was the original prey also done by the same dev as dishonored?
  • Was the original prey also done by the same dev as dishonored? Sorry, my stupid phone lag caused a double post.
  • I wanna be a banana! Very excited for this game. Have it preordered!