If you’re wondering how Arkane Studios upcoming Prey is connected to the 2006 title of the same name, here’s a simple answer. It isn’t.
So that begs the question, why is Prey even called Prey? According to Raphael Colantonio, the creative director at Arkane Studios, it’s because “it’s a good name”.
In response to the question by GameSpot, Colantonio said:
“Well it was a matter of, first of all it’s hard to find a name for a game, and it’s a good name. I think the association that people have about Prey is that it’s about aliens on a space station, and it’s a first-person game. As we started it, the name was available, and the connections were easy to be made. We just thought, ‘Okay, makes sense,’ so there we go.
The high level concept is similar enough that it made sense to do that.”
This comes as no surprise, really, considering Arkane have always been quite clear about the game being a total reboot, not a remake or a remaster.