Guess Who’s back. Back again. Prey is back. Tell a friend.
For a lot of gamers, Prey is a title that just didn’t get the recognition it deserved. Critically, it was well-received, but sales just weren’t up to snuff. The multiplatform horror FPS was notably beaten out by the switch exclusive Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on launch, which… well, doesn’t bode well for a big multiplatform release. Considering that this was before the Switch blew up.
There were a couple of different factors involved here. A major one would be Bethesda’s attitude towards reviews, and understandable gamer caution as a result. The game did make a comeback in the UK sales charts after its launch, but that’s a bit of a PR nightmare that’s tough to recover from in the long run.
Regardless of all of this, though, there’s no doubt that Arkane had something special on their hands with this one, and it’s fantastic to see official murmurings that we’ve got more from Morgan Yu to look forward to.
Rock Paper Shotgun regard Prey as “one of the best games of 2017, hands down,” and they reported this week that the team at Arkane definitely seem to be working on… something for it. Over on the game’s official Twitter, things are kicking into action again. Enigmatic, anagram-based things, granted, but the game’s many fans will happily take that.
Apart from Tweeting out crucial questions like How many seats have you decided not to sit in thanks to mimics?, the team have been ramping up the hype around the game once more. Nothing specific has been confirmed, but we’ve seen these tweets in particular are pointing to something:
a Great meMory: thRee thINGs caNNOt be lOnG hidden: the sun, the MOOn, AnD the tRuth. pic.twitter.com/VHQQM2T05n— Prey (@PreyGame) March 13, 2018
As the sleuths of the web quickly realised, the capitalised letters are an anagram for good morning, Morgan. As anyone who’s played Prey will know, these are some deceptively meaningful words. Something is stirring over at Prey HQ, that’s for sure.
Just what they may be is being kept under wraps for now. Still, impatient fans will do well to remember that E3 is just around the corner. Perhaps we’ll get some answers there?