Prey PC Port Initial Impressions Allude to Smooth Game Play and Half Life 3

Posted by cageymaru 7:53 AM (CDT)

Friday May 05, 2017

The game Prey has been released onto Steam and the initial performance report from PC Gamer is astounding. With a few generations old Nvidia GTX 970 video card and a GSYNC monitor, the writer Phil Savage was able to average 100fps, with dips to 90fps, while playing at 1440p on Very High Settings. AMD performance was astounding also with no performance spikes, but the author tested with VSYNC enabled, which artificially limited the video card to 60fps. The keyboard controls are completely rebind-able although the controller settings are not. The graphics settings has a few options like SMAA 2TX, but not much more as you're in a space station for this game. Bethesda didn't send review copies out to the gaming press so we will have to wait for a final verdict on the game.

I will say that while skipping through this impressions video for the game that I got a Half Life 3 vibe from the creatures, amount of objects you can interact with and the environment. I don't like to watch gaming videos if I'm going to purchase a title. So be careful skimming through this one as it keeps mentioning how awesome the plot is. This initial preview suggests that Arkane Studios was being honest when they stated that the game was being heavily optimized for the PC. Steam has a great return policy if you don't like the game, but it has a 93% rating on the service at the time of this posting.

Prey - Updating FOV via Config File
Prey will support CrossFire and SLI, as well as offer ultra-widescreen support at 21:9 at launch for PC players. Updated drivers will be available from AMD and NVIDIA and we’ll be sharing more on those as they release. FOV can be adjusted via a config file and will be accessible via the Options menu in a coming update. During the final phases of testing, we found some bugs we would like to address before officially supporting it, but we wanted you to be able to play with it now! See below for info.

  • To enable FOV, edit the game.cfg file in notepad. The file is located in the root Prey folder in your Save Games folder (likely c:\users\\Saved Games\Arkane Studios\Prey )
  • Look for cl_hfov = 85.5656
  • 85 is the default horizontal FOV setting, but it can be replaced with values up to 120. (Note آ– some of the issues we are working on are more noticeable with higher FOV.)