Posted by Cassie Benter @FenderBenter
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Cassie Benter

Bethesda's E3 2016 conference was amazing. From Quake to Dishonored 2 to a week-long demo for DOOM, there was no shortage of awesome games to look forward to! Among the announcements was the reveal of a rebooted game called Prey — originally released in 2006 for PC, Mac, Linux, and the Xbox 360.

While not much is currently known about the game, Raphael Colantonio (lead designer of Prey; co-creative director at Arkane Studios) mentioned that the player would be able to steal abilities from the aliens. We were also told that we would be able to play as either a male or female character! Everything else is up for speculation at this point. Well, except for this:

Joining the team for the 2017 reboot is Chris Avellone, who has worked on major titles like Neverwinter Nights, Fallout 2, and Fallout: New Vegas. Although his exact position is not known, we can only hope he has a spot as a writer!

Now, on to the breakdown!

Watch the reveal trailer here:

Full trailer breakdown:

A Siri-like voice wakes up our player character, Morgan, and says: "Good morning, Morgan. Today is Monday, March 15th, 2032. You have a 9 a.m. appointment with Alex in his office. There is no duration set for this meeting."

We see Morgan walk over to an area relatively close to his bed (you can just view the pillow on the left side of the above image) and pick up a space suit with his name on it: M. Yu. Above the nameplate, we see what appears to be an identification number.

With his suit on, Morgan starts his day with a nice cup o' Joe. What's worth noting here is the logo on the cup — presumably, it's the company he works for: Talos One.

The Siri-like voice continues, reminding Morgan of a 3 p.m. meeting in order to green-light some research and development plans.

Immediately after Morgan grabs his coffee, we see him look up and out of his apartment's windows. We see a beautiful skyline, and that the tallest skyscraper on the left features the Talos One logo again. This must be where Morgan works.

We then hear the shower running in the background, with Morgan checking his eye. The screen fades to black and we're back to Morgan being woken up by his alarm again. Once again, the Siri-like voice talks to Morgan, but, oddly enough, she tells him that it's March 15th — the same date we heard her say "yesterday."

All of the previously mentioned events repeat, and he checks his eye again. This time there is an extreme visible difference — but only in his right eye. His left is completely normal.

We're beginning to have extreme amounts of déjà vu now. Everything repeats itself, down to crossing t's and dotting i's. Morgan's eye really doesn't look okay — and that's putting things lightly. The screen fades to black once more, as if to show that it's the end of the day — but this time we see something different.

The screen fades in from white, and we hear again, "Good morning, Morgan," but it's not from an artificial intelligence. This time it's from one of three scientists. They continue, "Looks like we have some tests to run through today."

The screen flickers, and the action begins.

NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.
NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.

After seeing various alien activity — namely being stalked and attacked — we're left with several other details that we can only see for a few seconds at a time.

The first detail is this device, which Morgan pulls up to his eye. I'm not sure what its purpose is, but those two needles inside certainly explain why his eye was so bloodshot before — ouch!

The second glimpse is of this unknown man floating in space. I haven't noticed anything significant to point out here, but it's a really pretty screenshot, so soak it in anyway!

Next we see Morgan shooting some more alien creatures. I haven't posted a proper screenshot of them before, so let me use this opportunity to show the different ones we've seen.

They are all very different from each other, but here's what I find intriguing: they all seem to be made up from the same black, near-microscopic substance. It makes me wonder if these aren't different aliens but rather the same creature — shapeshifting into whatever it needs to be in that moment.

Next we see that same substance take over Morgan's hands. Honestly, this could either mean he's doomed or that he's about to get super awesome powers. It could go either way, but we're hoping for the latter!

The action suddenly stops, and we're left with this beautiful view of space. Morgan turns around, and we see him standing in front of a mirror. Then things start to get really weird.

This segment leaves more questions than answers. We see Morgan walk up to the mirror, and he says in an ominous, heavily distorted voice, "Good morning, Morgan. You're not going to like what I have to say next."

The End.

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