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. 

Keep an eye on all the future releases with our upcoming PC games list. 

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. 

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Rich Avatar
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7 Months ago

Hope no one is planning to pre-order.

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Kinth! Avatar
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7 Months ago

Well at least they have inadvertently let us know to avoid another shitty port. No reviews suggests bigger problems.

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Rock1m1(1 day 9 hours played)
7 Months ago

The game is probably more broken than Dishonored 2, considering it was made by their B team.

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DustyGerkin Avatar
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7 Months ago

Seems to be a growing trend of not bothering with pc demos these days.

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CygnusBlack Avatar
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7 Months ago

They're also protecting their precious exe and dll files against an early crack.

You don't want Denuvo to be defeated after 1 week like it happened with RE7, right?

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Henjin Avatar
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7 Months ago

If they release a demo without protection (which is obviously the way to go), it's useless for crackers anyway.

It's just that they're not confident enough to release a PC demo.

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