New Prey Trailer Showcases Female Main Character
The latest Prey trailer showcases the female version of main character Morgan Yu for the first time. We’ve known since the beginning that it will be possible to select the main character’s gender, but so far Bethesda had only presented the male version.
According to Arkane Studios, this is just one of the many choices players will have to make in the game.
Whether you’re using mysterious alien powers to blast your way through your enemies… or transforming into a coffee cup to casually roll through a tough situation, Prey is all about empowering you to tackle every situation in almost any manner you choose. This philosophy is central to everything at Arkane Studios, and is a core part of Arkane’s reimagining of Prey. But this doesn’t just apply to how you play. It also extends to who you are. In Prey, players will not only define themselves through their actions, but they can also choose their gender. While this choice won’t change the story or how you interact with the world – because Morgan Yu is Morgan Yu, and he or she will be defined by the choices you make – it’s yet another way that Arkane is saying yes to the player.
“The theme of identity is central to Prey,” says Creative Director Raphael Colantonio. “Who is Morgan Yu exactly? We want to give you the freedom of being a man or a woman, but we also don’t want to limit who you become when you make that choice.”
Watch the first official gameplay trailer, but this time with Morgan Yu as a woman.
Arkane’s Prey is being crafted with CRYENGINE (unlike Dishonored 2, which uses the Void engine derived from id Tech) and will be out at some point next year for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Played from first person perspective, it seems to have several shared gameplay elements with Dishonored with the main differences being setting (a space station filled with aliens) and a psychological twist.