Earlier today, Bethesda revealed that Arkane Studios‘ upcoming Prey will get a demo on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but not on PC. We expect that this move stems from security concerns and fears that data miners will spoil the game’s campaign before it’s released to the public on May 5th. Sadly, Bethesda‘s track record is a bit muddied after Dishonored 2‘s awful PC launch, and gamers could take their unwillingness to release a PC demo as a signal that they aren’t confident on the performance of Prey’s PC version.
Hopefully the company will reconsider their position and release a demo after the game is out (or during its launch window) as the PC platform is the one that benefits most from “try before you buy” deals, due to the wide variety of hardware being used by gamers all around the globe.
Morgan Yu is about to have a very bad day. Aliens have escaped containment, dead bodies now litter the hallways of the Talos I space station, survivors are huddled together for safety, and the Typhon aliens are threatening to destroy everything you hold dear. As Morgan, you’ll have to fight the invasion in order to save humanity. But it all begins with what should have been a typical first day on the job for Morgan. And now you can experience the game’s thrilling first hour in the console-exclusive demo for Prey. But first check out the latest trailer showing Prey in action.