Of all the bugs that can end up in the launch version of a game, the ones that destroy your progress are probably the most infuriating one. This is especially true for long-form narrative experiences like Arkane Studios' Prey, which has been experiencing some save-corrupting technical difficulties.
In a post on the official Bethesda forums, community administrator jurassica says that they are hard at work on a fix, which will hit the game's beta branch on Steam later this week.
This week we’re looking to release a Steam Beta Update that should fix the crashes some of you are experiencing that may or may not have corrupted your saves. Included in this are a few other fixes we will share when we release the patch notes along with the beta when it is live. Once we know that the beta update is good to go, it will be released on console shortly after for everyone.If you want to test the new fix before it's implemented in the live version of the game, you can do so by enrolling in Prey's beta program. You can do this by right clicking on Prey within the Steam client after which you navigate to the Beta tab. The beta should pop up there as soon as Bethesda makes it available. The patch will make its way to console versions of the game after the beta period on PC has been concluded.
The game's Day 1 patch already fixed quite a few issues with the game, but this one seems a bit harder to crack than the others. To help squash bugs better and faster, you can shoot the folks over at Bethesda a message detailing exactly how, why and where the bug you encountered occurred.
Prey was released on May 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Our very own Alex Santa Maria reviewed the game, which you can read by going here.