For a game that has only been out for about 3 days, Prey didn’t last long in the Speedrunning community as it was quickly annihilated by Twitch streamer DraQu_ who currently holds the game’s speedrunning record of 19 minutes and 34 seconds.
DraQu_’s previous attempt of speedrunning the game was done in 44 minutes and 06 seconds the day prior, still pretty fast considering that Prey has a massive open world… or space station… to explore. By using some out-of-bounds tricks to get into areas gamers are not meant to access, he was able to cut his time down more than half and set the new record.
Prey has been developed by Arkane Studios, the team behind the Dishonored Franchise. While it uses the same name as the Xbox 360/PC shooter from Id Software, the game stands on its own merits blending a horror/shooter/RPG mix that feels like it should be a spiritual successor to System Shock.
You can check out the full speed run below, but be warn some slight spoilers if you’re interested in playing the game yourself. Prey is available now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.