‘Prey’ PC System Requirements

Prey Demo: Opening Hour – Available NowLearn more about Prey on Bethesda.net beth.games/2q8E9vi Try Prey for yourself with the Opening Hour, available now! As previously mentioned, you can check out the first hour (or more, depending on how you play) of Morgan Yu’s first day on the job. (Spoiler: It doesn’t go too well.) Before Prey’s May 5 release, kick off…2017-04-27T14:59:49.000Z

Prey is coming this Friday so we want to make sure your PC can run this game. Prey is a first-person shooter developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game is actually a re imagining of the 2006 Prey which never received a sequel. When Bethesda took over the intellectual property, work on the sequel was scrapped and the new game was created instead. It is said to serve as a spiritual successor to System Shock, which is actually undergoing a full remake after a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Bethesda has given us a lot of information leading into the game’s release later this week, including a demo for Xbox One and PS4. PC gamers are left in the dark when it comes to a demo for them but luckily Bethesda has given us the system requirements to make sure we’re prepared to jump right in.


  • CPU: Intel i5-2400, AMD FX-8320
  • GPU: GTX 660 2GB, AMD Radeon 7850 2GB
  • Memory: 8 GB


  • CPU: Intel i7-2600K, AMD FX-8350
  • GPU: GTX 970 4GB, AMD R9 290 4GB
  • Memory: 16 GB

The recommended settings seem to eliminate many budget rigs but keep in mind you can also tweak with the settings to create a playable experience in most situations. There will most likely be a driver update on your GPU on release day as there often is with game releases.

Here are the advanced settings you can tinker with on PC.

  • Object Detail
  • Shadow Quality
  • Texture Quality
  • Anisotropic Filtering
  • Anti-Aliasing
  • Horizontal Field of View
  • Screen Space Directional Occlusion
  • Screen Space Reflections

We weren’t given any information on how much storage will be needed to install the game but if we take a look at the Xbox One and PS4 recommended free space we can at least get a ballpark number. The PS4 recommends 42gb while the Xbox One recommends 38gb. There will be a day one patch.

Pre-load is already available on the consoles but will be available for PC users on May 3. The game unlocks at midnight ET on May 5 for PC and midnight by whatever territory you are in for PS4 and Xbox One.

It isn’t too late to pre-order Prey either. If you do pre-order, you’ll get access to the Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack which includes the Margrave Shotgun, three Neuromods, two medkits, a fabrication plan to create shotgun ammo, a starter kit for building tools and weapons and a unique upgrade to help your preserve your resources.

Prey releases May 5 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Will you be picking it up release day? Let us know in the comments.

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