Bethesda's Pete Hines: "I Don't Think You've Heard the Last of Prey"
At PAX East, we asked Pete Hines about the recent social media teases regarding Prey and what they could possibly mean.
If you’ve been following the official Prey Twitter account over the past month or so, you’ve probably noticed a handful of cryptic tweets that many have interpreted to indicate that the game will soon be receiving new content of some form. Without any surefire answers yet, we took it upon ourselves to take our questions about these teases to the top of the food chain and (hopefully) get some answers.
During a Bethesda Softworks event at PAX East, we met up with Bethesda’s Senior Vice President of Marketing Pete Hines to see if he could shed any light on this Prey situation for us. After taking an aside to talk about his own experience with Prey and how he recently went back to beat it quite recently, he finally gave us a slight tease regarding the game and any future news regarding it. Hines stated:
“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 [Abigail] 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.”
While it’s not much to go off of, it certainly seems like Hines is continuing the recent trend of dropping teases about the advent of new Prey content. Between his comments here and the ones seen on Twitter, something Prey related definitely has to be in the works but what it could be is still uncertain.
The easiest guess would be to assume that new DLC will arrive perhaps later this year, though Bethesda did notably release a standalone expansion for Dishonored — Death of the Outsider — last year. Maybe they would be open to doing a similar thing with Prey. With E3 just about two months away, there’s a good bet we won’t have to wait much longer than that to find out what this could be.
Until then, stay on the lookout for our full conversation with Pete Hines later this week as we chat more about E3 and Bethesda’s single-player focused 2017 lineup. In the meantime, check out some of Hines’ other comments from our interview regarding the Nintendo Switch.