You may remember Dishonored 2 as one of the best games of 2016, or you might remember it for its many issues on PC at launch. However, developer Arkane Studios has learned from their past mistakes, and are working hard on making sure Prey will launch on PC without a hitch.
Co-creative director Rafael Colantonio had recently had a long chat with Game Informer, where he promised Arkane’s next game will launch on PC in a mach better state.
“We had a rough launch on the PC [with Dishonored 2]… In development you never exactly know what you’re going to see, most of all with PC because there are so many different configurations and stuff. Unfortunately, it’s what it is, it shipped, then it got patched, and now it runs really well. So of course, we are paying double-attention to making sure that this time, the PC version is really flawless when we ship,” Colantonio said.
“There’s a little bit more QA time,” he continued. “Also it’s a different engine, so the constraints are different. In the case of Dishonored, we created a new engine, really, even though it’s based on idTech, most of it has been redone … In the case of Prey we’re using the CryEngine, so it’s an engine that has already shipped things before. So it’s not the same configuration. Nevertheless, we are of course aware of [PC issues] now, and were back then already, but it caught us by surprise a little. This time we’re paying more attention for sure.”
Hopefully Prey won’t suffer from the same problems Dishonored 2 had. It’s good to know Arkane is taking feedback seriously and are willing to put in the hard work to ensure a great final product. I’m personally really looking forward to play Prey on my PC, so I’m especially happy with the news.
Prey will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the first half of 2017.
Thanks PC Gamer.