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There’s a Prey demo out on consoles, but it’s not coming to PC

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Update April 27, 2017: Prey’s demo went live on PS4 and Xbox One today, but there’s still no sign of it coming to PC.

Earlier this month we reached out to Bethesda to see if they were willing to comment on the lack of a PC demo for Prey, but we’ve heard nothing back. 

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With the demo being live and playable on consoles, we can only assume it’s not coming to PC. It’s a shame, because I tried it earlier and it gives a damn good first impression.

Unfortunately, PC players will likely be worried about performance without being able to test it first, particularly after Dishonored 2 and Bethesda’s anti-consumer review policy.

Original Story April 12, 2017: Bethesda are releasing a demo for Prey, Arkane Studios’ upcoming immersive sim, at the end of this month. Unfortunately, the press release states the demo will only be landing on PS4 and Xbox One – there’s no mention of PC at all.

The demo will give console players access to the first hour of the game a week ahead of launch. We have reached out to Bethesda to ask if there are any plans for a PC demo, but there’s been no response so far.

It’s a shame if there won’t be a PC demo. After all, many will be wanting to test the game after Dishonored 2 performed so poorly on a range of setups.

It doesn’t help that Bethesda’s current review code policy means there won’t be any critic verdicts ahead of launch. All this will no doubt add up to cast a shadow over a potentially great game.

We’ll update if Bethesda comment.