Prey is a first-person shooter video game developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game was released worldwide on 5 May 2017.
In Prey, the player controls Morgan Yu while exploring the space station Talos I, in orbit around Earth-Moon L2, where research into a hostile alien collective called the Typhon is performed. As the Typhon escape confinement, the player uses a variety of weapons and abilities derived from the Typhon to avoid being killed by the aliens while looking to escape the station.
The player gains access to areas of the station through a Metroidvania-style of progression by acquiring key items and abilities, eventually allowing the player to fully explore the station in an open world setting.
The player is able to select certain attributes of Morgan, including gender, and decisions made by the player that affects elements of the game’s story. To survive, the player must collect and use weapons and resources aboard the station to fend off and defeat the aliens. The station is completely continuous rather than having separate levels or missions, at times requiring the player to return to areas they previously explored. The player is also able to venture outside of the station in zero gravity and find shortcuts connecting parts of the station.