Prey, the new System Shock-inspired first-person shooter/immersive sim from Bethesda and Arkane, the creators of Dishonored, is out today. As per usual with Bethesda now, we only just got PC review code. Sigh. Nevertheless what we've played so far of the game looks fantastic, but on release day we wanted to give you a quick Performance Evaluation on our medium-range test PC so you know vaguely what to expect.
Check out the video below to see the opening of the game played in Low, Medium, High, and Very High (Maximum) Graphics Settings.
On Maximum Settings we noticed no ill effects, lag, or slowdown whatsoever. While we admit this is basically the same system that got us near-perfect performance on Arkane's last game, which is well known (by other people) as a buggy mess, I hope this gives players hope that they can run Prey a little easier.
The areas are a lot tighter than Dishonored 2 which might have something to do with it, plus of course neither Arkane nor Bethesda want a repeat of that shambles.
That all said, Prey seems well solid in terms of playability. It may get more complex later on with weirder Mimics, levels and weapons, but for now I'll be playing Prey in full graphics settings without a care in the world. Join us again soon for our review.