Bethesda to Begin Rollout of Prey’s VR Updates This Month
Last year Bethesda Softworks released the well-received first-person shooter (FPS) Prey, by Arkane Studios. Of late the company has begun to embrace virtual reality (VR), releasing titles like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR and Doom VFR in 2017. Then during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 the company made a surprise reveal that Prey would be getting its own VR content in the form of a couple of updates. Those updates are due to begin rolling out next week.
The VR updates are an addition to DLC package Prey: Mooncrash which arrived during the summer. The first is Typhon Hunter, adding a multiplayer element to the single-player experience. This isn’t a standard team deathmatch affair, instead, one player becomes the main protagonist while up to five other players become shape-shifting mimics.
The mimics deadliest advantage is that they can transform into nearly any object, able to lay in wait until the opportune moment. Of course, they have a downside, they only have one life. The aim of the mode is for the mimics to live until the timer runs out, while the main character player has to kill them all within the time limit.
Typhon Hunter will be available for Prey players – so long as they have the Mooncrash DLC – on 11th December for free. The VR version isn’t quite ready, set to arrive in early 2019.
TranStar VR, on the other hand, will be available on 11th December. This is a single-player escape room mode designed exclusively for VR, allowing players to solve puzzles across some of the most memorable locations on Talos I. Maps such as Yellow Tulip, Sim Labs, and Morgan’s Office will each have its own unique story and objective.
In addition to the escape rooms, the TranStar VR update includes the TranStar Museum, enabling players to get up close and examine props and other objects from the videogame. For further updates from Bethesda regarding VR content, keep reading VRFocus.