During their Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 conference Bethesda revealed two virtual reality (VR) experiences for their popular title Prey. These new VR releases will bring a new single player experience set in the Prey universe to VR players along with also supporting the upcoming Prey: Typhon Hunter multiplayer mode, that was also announced during the E3 2018 conference.
Prey: Typhon Hunter is a new multiplayer mode that will invite players to play a game of hide-and-seek in which one player will be tasked with hunting down a number of other players who will be disguising themselves as mimics. The VR mode will allow players to become fully immersive within the Prey universe as they hide, or seek, in an intense sci-fi multiplayer experience. No matter if players are a minic or playing as Morgan Yu, both roles will be playable within VR.
Announced alongside the Prey: Typhon Hunter VR multiplayer mode will be an escape room VR mode, called TranStar VR. This new mode puts players in the boots of a TranStar employee, solving mysterious puzzles in some of the most gorgeous environments from the Talos I space station. This immersive mode will be releasing later this summer along with the release of Typhon Hunter, which is also planned for a summer release.
Bethesda have released a number of VR titles before with The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Fallout 4 and DOOM getting VR versions across PC and consoles. All of these releases were met with positive praise on release with VRFocus’ Editor Kevin Joyce describing DOOM VFR in his review saying: “DOOM VFR stands as a fine example of just what can be achieved with the FPS genre in VR as of today, lining-up against Robo Recall as an action-heavy experience that throws the rulebook out of the window. It’s true that the visual quality has suffered dramatically and the control systems could be seen as far too awkward by many, but the fact that DOOM VFR pushes so hard against the VR grain makes it well worth any PlayStation VR owner’s time and money.”
There is currently no details on which platforms or headsets will be supported by Prey: Typhon Hunter VR mode and TranStar VR, but both are set to release in the summer as a free update with the Mooncrash DLC or owners of the Prey: Digital Deluxe version. VRFocus will bring you all the latest from E3 2018 and the upcoming Prey VR experiences, so stay tuned for more.