While Prey itself is set to release across PC, PS4 and Xbox One, only the latter two platforms will receive the demo for unnamed reasons, which now has a lot of people wondering if Bethesda and Arkane Studios are covering up a bad PC port. But just like the "Dishonored 2" released a year ago and the strict policy, there was no early availability of review for its players. The demo should be enough to give players a good glimpse of Prey's story and mechanics, including the Mimic aliens that are able to replicate the look of normal items. These shape-shifting aliens are mysterious and somehow, Morgan has to stop them from reaching Earth. The PC system specifications that were released earlier today indicate that the studio recommends players to use a system that features an Intel i7 processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 graphics card and 16 GB of RAM memory. The demo consists of the first hour of the game, although Bethesda says in the announcement post that it could be more, depending on how you play.
Bethesda has also revealed the minimum and recommended PC specifications for running Prey.
In some scenes we noted missing shadows on Xbox One- this model replica of the space station is one example of this
Prey sneaks on to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on May 5. The game will come with a patch that will roll out upon launch, which will take up space in addition to the installation of Prey.
Prey Demo: Opening Hour takes up 13.6GB of storage on the PS4 and 13.1GB on the Xbox One. Xbox One pre-load begins at midnight on April 27, and PC pre-loads begin on May 3.