Upon its release last May, much of the chatter surrounding PREY revolved around its lack of any connection to the 2006 edition. While it was a great game, it was almost as if the name had been slapped on after the fact because it sounded cool, and now we have confirmation of that.

Speaking to Danny O'Dwyer's NoClip, former lead designers Ricardo Bare and Raphael Colantonio confirmed that Prey started out life as a new IP. "We really treated it as a new IP. We already had in mind the kind of game we were making and then Bethesda said hey, what about using this name?"

Do you think PREY would have found more success under a new name that didn't have any baggage? Whip out your GLOO Cannon in the comments below.

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