Just over a month remains before Prey launches for PC and consoles and ESRB has rated the game Mature due to realistic gunfire, large explosions, and blood-splatter effects.
ESRB has also revealed the rating summary for Prey, which explains the reasons why the game has been rated mature for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
This is a first-person shooter in which players assume the role of Morgan Yu, a man aboard a space station overrun by aliens. Players complete mission-based objectives and use futuristic weapons (e.g., disruptor pistols, laser canons) and special abilities (e.g., kinetic blast, psychoshock) to kill enemy creatures and human survivors.
Realistic gunfire, large explosions, and blood-splatter effects occur during combat. Some environments depict large blood stains and corpses amid pools of blood. A handful of sequences depict additional acts of violence: a character executed with a gunshot to the head; a man impaled by alien tentacles at close range.
During the course of the game, players’ character can consume alcohol, resulting in a drunkenness status (e.g., screen-blurring effect, stumbling). The word “sh*t” is heard in the dialogue.
Prey is being developed by Arkane Studios, the developer behind Dishonored franchise, and like Dishonored games, Prey will also have multiple endings.
According to lead designer Ricardo Bare, the game will have multiple endings and it will all depend on the players’ choice regarding the space station and the characters that are still alive. However, there will be two main endings, the rest will be variations of these two.
Also, the game will not feature any boss fights. According to the devs, that is because how the AI works, the normal enemies [Telepaths] feel like mini bosses.
Prey is an upcoming first-person shooter in development at Arkane Studios and will launch on May 5, 2017, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.