We all agree on that we are now living in the patch era of PC games. Patch after patch, update after update and finally maybe our games will run without causing us nervous breakdowns.
After the launch, Dishonored 2 couldn’t meet the expectations of Dishonored lovers since it causes so many problems on PC. Dishonored deserved and got so many positive reviews from the community, we expected that Dishonored 2 will be as good or even better. But now we are heartbroken and can’t stop worrying about Arkane Studios‘ next title, Prey.
Prey is a highly anticipated title since we first laid our eyes on it and our expectations are obviously high. According to Creative Director Raphael Colantonio, Prey won’t suffer the PC performance issues as Dishonored 2 did.
“We’ve had a rough launch on the PC with Dishonored 2. In development, you never exactly know what you’re going to see, especially on the PC with so many configurations and stuff. Unfortunately it is what it is – it shipped, then it got patched and now it runs really well. Of course, we are paying double attention to make sure that this time the PC version is really flawless when we ship.”
And this is how they are going to achieve this goal:
“A bit more Q&A time, also it’s a different engine so the constraints are different. In the case of Dishonored 2 we created a new engine really, even though it’s based on idTech most of it has been redone. The risk is not the same. In the case of Prey we’re using CryEngine and it’s an engine that’s already shipped stuff before. So it’s not the same configuration. But nevertheless we are aware of the problem; we were already but it got us by surprise. This time we’ll be paying more attention for sure.”
Prey remains highly anticipated for me. We will see when the game hits PC in 2017!