Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios announced a set of new content for the 2017 first-person shooter Prey at the Bethesda E3 2018 showcase. Along with the expansion Mooncrash, set on the moon, Arkane also announced a new update to the original game with three new modes: a new Story Mode, a New Game Plus mode, and a Survival Mode. The update is available now.

Mooncrash was referred to as an “infinitely replayable experience,” where the player can fight overwhelming odds to escape a secret TranStar moon base. The enemy encounters, the hazards and the goals to be completed with all the resulting loot are different in each playthrough. Changing environments become more dangerous as they become more dynamic. Mooncrash will offer the player a rogue-lite campaign, with procedural and ever-changing enemies, weapons and objectives as they face an ever-growing alien threat.

Shortly after the events of Prey, TranStar’s secret moon base stopped transmitting signals. Peter, a hacker stationed aboard a spy satellite tasked with intercepting TranStar communications, will have to find out what happened. Trapped and kept under a contract with KASMA Corp, his only hope of ever seeing his family again is uncovering the moon base’s lost secrets. And so he must escape the moon base before the Typhon threat takes over everything.

Multiple playable characters can be unlocked, each including their own set of specialized and upgradable skills. From the resourceful engineer Joan and the security officer Bhatia to psychic Andrius… Choices abound and Arkane’s story-rich environments come alive in Mooncrash. The moon station is about the same size and scope of four levels of the original Prey’s Talos I station. And mimics will be everywhere in the same way.

New players can opt instead for Prey: Digital Deluxe, which includes the award-winning base game along with the new Mooncrash expansion. All players (including those who already own the base game) will get three free new modes: Story Mode, for those looking to casually experience the game’s immersive narrative; Survival Mode, which will put your veteran cosmonaut to the test with hardcore hazards like oxygen levels and bleeding; and New Game +, which gives all players a whole new reason to return to Prey after they complete the game.

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Mooncrash also includes the upcoming Typhon Hunter multiplayer update, a tense game of hide and seek between a single survivor and five other players who stalk, hunt, and hide in plain sight as mimics. While Mooncrash is available for purchase now, the Typhon Hunter update is expected to release later this Summer on all platforms. Typhon Hunter also includes a solo escape room VR mode, called TranStar VR. In it, you step into the boots of TranStar employees, solving mysterious puzzles in some environments from the Talos I space station.

If you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2018 Coverage Hub.


Richard Costa

Staff Writer

Ape meets keyboard. Hack for hire, recovering academic and RPG enthusiast who started gaming on MSX in the late 80s, then witnessed the glorious 90s on PC.