Developer Arkane Studios has revealed how the upcoming Prey reboot will connect to the original 2006 shooter.
“Prey is not a sequel; it’s not a remake; it has no tie with the original,” states Arkane Studios president and creative director Raphael Colantonio. “You have to look at it like a re-imagining of the IP.”
While the first-person shooter elements of the original Prey will carry over to the reboot, the new title will mix together different genres.
“It is important to note that it’s not just shooting,” states Colantonio. “It’s more like a hybrid game, where narrative meets with action meets with a little bit of a RPG layer, so you have some weapons but you also have lots of other things, including powers that you can learn from the aliens themselves.”
It was also confirmed that the game’s main character, Morgan Yu, can be either male or female.
Arkane Studios first revealed Prey at E3 this year during Bethesda’s conference. The game stars Morgan Yu, who is the subject of an experiment that takes place in space. The station is overrun by aliens, and everything goes horribly wrong.
Prey is expected to release in 2017. The game will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.