During last night’s presentation from developer Bethesda Softworks at E3 2016, one of the biggest surprises of the night came from the reveal that Dishonored‘s Arkane Studios is working on a revival of Prey, with the title to not only reboot the franchise in a psychological horror/thriller direction, but allow players to choose their character’s gender and more.
Speaking in a post-show interview with GameSpot, Arkane Studios co-creative director Raphael Colantonio revealed a few more details on the revival of Prey that includes larger, open environments and the ability to play as either a male or female version of the game’s protagonist, Morgan Yu.
Specifically, Colantonio revealed that the game is intended as “a reimagining of the IP,” rather than a remake or sequel of the original game released in 2006 (the previous iteration of the game, Prey 2, had long been in development hell and was eventually cancelled).
The game will also feature “one large area in which you can revisit areas and explore,” with the game to go for a more open structure compared to something like Dishonored (which instead has smaller, more mission-based environments).
Prey is currently in development for PS4, Xbox One, and PC and expected to release in 2017.