Prey is one of the most anticipated games of the year and we can’t wait to finally get our hands on it later this week. We’ve seen plenty of trailers and gameplay videos which show the game looking great, but there are some PC gamers who are concerned about how the PC version will run.
Prey is being developed by Arkane Studios, the same developer who created Dishonored 2. Whilst Dishonored 2 had a great response from console gamers, PC gamers were left in the cold for some time as the PC version had serious issues that needed to be patched.
In an interview with GameSpot, Arkane president Raphael Colantonio acknowledged Dishonored 2’s issues on PC and stated the team has “doubled” its thoroughness when it comes to testing. “We’re pretty confident,” Colantonio said. “First of all, it’s not like we first do the game on console and then in the end we suddenly port the game to PC. It starts on PC. That’s how game development works.”
He then went on to explain how developing for PC is harder than consoles. “The real reason why PC games often have problems is because there are so many permutations of hardware,” he said. “[And] sometimes it’s timing–drivers come out the same time as our game. Something happens that makes it more challenging.”
He then stated that Arkane has doubled its efforts to ensure that Prey runs smoothly on the PC. “This time we are, given what happened with Dishonored 2, we doubled our thoroughness in making sure that the game is going to run smoothly,” he explained. “At this point the game is fully ready, but that’s what we’ve been doing for the past months–a lot of tests on different configurations and making sure it works. So we’re pretty confident. You never know. But we’re pretty confident.”
Prey is set to be released later this week on May 5 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.