For better or for worse, Human Head's sequel to its 2006 first-person shooter Prey is a very, very different game. Yes, the original title is a first-person shooter, and Prey 2 maintains that perspective. But from the setting to the gameplay to the game's lead, Prey 2 may not be the follow-up fans had expected.
"I think the common thing is that we want to show and have the player experience something new from the first-person perspective," Human Head co-founder Jim Sumwalt explained to me last week. "That was true in Prey 1, and that's gonna be true in Prey 2."
After seeing Prey 2 in action, I'm convinced it will be a worthy -- if not completely unfamiliar -- sequel. But not everyone is so sure. I caught up with Sumwalt last week at Bethesda's event in Park City, Utah to chat about gamer skepticism, and the future of the Prey universe.
Obviously, you mentioned that you're looking to expand the universe and make this a franchise. Can we expect to see a different character each time going forward? Is that kind of the vision? Because if Prey 3 comes out and Killian's not the main character, I'm gonna be pissed!
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