Prey 2 Trailer Is Live Action, Worrying

By Jim Rossignol on June 3rd, 2011 at 8:32 am.

Hello, ladies.
There’s some stuff you hope will never happen when you are trapped on a plane. This is one of those things. Nothing of the game is shown, of course, but for a live-action vignette to say a bit about how the game is going to be I think it works. Aliens get shot.

For a more in-depth reason to be interested, check out Alec’s preview of the game. Open-world space bounty-hunter has me intrigued…

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95 Comments »

  1. Shroom says:

    I’m sure this isn’t new and I’ve seen it somewhere else/here before and thought it was quite good already….

    EDIT: Ah, there we go, newness. Smells like pine trees.

  2. Avenger says:

    This is an alternative RPS april fools gag where the whole team acts like they live in a time… 3 months ago I guess.

    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/03/16/aliens-on-a-plane-first-prey-2-trailer/

    • Avenger says:

      Ah. Thanks to Jim, for that sneaky edit. Kudos for making me look like an ass

    • Jim Rossignol says:

      Actually it was Alec :)

    • Stevostin says:

      Actually, it’s not the same trailer AT ALL. This one follows the events of the one you’re linking. I think it’s quit impressing actually. Wouldn’t mind a game looking like this rendering ! (on a side note, I see this and I remember a Valve interview about how they conceived their trailers… ^^)

    • Avenger says:

      Steve, it was the same video before Alec edit’d it.

  3. stahlwerk says:

    “A bo…?!”

  4. mikmanner says:

    Made me think of Strangers Wrath

    • Commisar says:

      and that is never a bad thing. This game actually looks pretty good

  5. Junch says:

    Is it just me or does this blog post’s title seem misleading? It says live-action but the posted trailer is CGI? And not at all worrying yo. Looks awesomesauce.

    • Shroom says:

      Hmmm…I think it is live action due to the guy at the end looking real, the problem is that aliens and shiny future cities could only be cg’d…live action in the same way that Avatar is? Everythings live that is real and all the rest is CG, I think that’s what it is.

    • Starky says:

      Nah everything after the plane scene is full CG, the plane crash bit is live, and probably just stock footage from some old sci-fi (sorry syfy) channel crap that they reworked.

    • Bhazor says:

      Yeah nothing past the plane is “Live”. I can tell by the pixels and having seen many CG trailers in my time.

  6. Muzman says:

    Good lord. There must be some serious production people with nothing much to do these days if this is the standard of video game marketing we’re going to see more of.

    • battles_atlas says:

      Presume following the Dead Island trailer virality, getting an awesome promo out the door a year before release is now the Done Thing. And then hope everyone by the time of release that the game is nothing like what you sold in the trailer.

  7. sebmojo says:

    This looks fantastic.

  8. Sinnorfin says:

    Greatness!

  9. Armante says:

    intriguing

  10. Henke says:

    Hoping for more Country music on the soundtrack. :)

    • Zelius says:

      Agreed. I’m usually not that into country music, but with this setting it worked wonderfully.

  11. Armante says:

    I’d watch this movie. Can’t wait for when games reach this level..

  12. max pain says:

    The game, show me the gaaaammmeeeee!

  13. danimalkingdom says:

    Erm, that’s not live-action, that’s CG chaps.

  14. Wichtel says:

    Firefly meets Bladerunner?

    • Muzman says:

      I was thinking Cowboy Beebop meets Firefly meets…Star Wars?
      I hope the main character has enough, uh, character to match the setting.

    • Bhazor says:

      I’m sorry what in that trailer looked in anyway like Firefly.

    • Dances to Podcasts says:

      The music. :)

  15. diebroken says:

    *Sigh* why do characters always seem to land with one hand down and one hand up…

    Must remember to replay Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter sometime as well.

  16. Premium User Badge mrwonko says:

    Very promising. Now I like the setting.

    (What’s up with me not seeing the comments?)

  17. fuggles says:

    Glad it’s not just me who can’t see the comments. Hivemind – little help here?

  18. Dana says:

    lol turians

  19. kazooka says:

    Hell yeah.

  20. Fathom says:

    Oh my god this looks so cool

  21. HeavyHarris says:

    It may because I’m American and am therefore not accustomed to the famous dry English humour, but I could swear this isn’t live action. Or did I miss something? It is 4am after all.

  22. Optimaximal says:

    Are we honestly sure this is live-action? Just looks like very good CGI to me…

    Also, why can’t I see the rest of the comments?!

    • Starky says:

      It’s semi-live action for the first 10 seconds or so, everything after the Bethesda software screen is CG

  23. TheDreamlord says:

    This looks absolutely fantastic. The first Prey was ok, but this looks totally different. Will there be parkour style running, I hope?

  24. Srekel says:

    Ok, I didn’t really like the first game, but that was a pretty freaking sweet trailer.

  25. The Great Wayne says:

    Now *that* is a very nice trailer. Some studios should take notes *cough* bioware *cough* *cough*

  26. Pop says:

    Awesome! An FMV game! Not seen one of those in years

  27. SuperNashwanPower says:

    Oh
    My
    God
    **Hype do-want mode activated**
    ..
    Not worried about the live action aspect, it just looks like higher quality CGI based on the game models we have already seen in screenshots. This game just jumped right up my happy list :)

  28. GoliathBro says:

    Now there’s a cool fucking trailer.

  29. coldvvvave says:

    I cant see comments for some reason.

  30. DeliriumWartner says:

    Worrying, maybe, but it’s still damn cool. Very much looking forward to this.

  31. Christophercles says:

    I realise this is nothing of what the actual game will be like, but that was pretty bad ass. I think it’s a smart direction to take the game, I hear some complain about the lack of connection to the first, but would you really want one?

    Also – Cash.

  32. Davie says:

    Damn, this looks pretty exciting. Assassin’s Creed + Mass Effect = tasty excitement.

  33. Premium User Badge PoulWrist says:

    Quite awesome.

  34. strangelingo says:

    I hate live action videos. I love proof of concept videos. I love this one.

  35. psycho7005 says:

    well despite it being live action, i think it looks pretty good. The whole concept seems really awesome to me, it’s like it’s our time to play jango fett haha!

  36. Ultra Superior says:

    Amazing. Take my Cash.

  37. Premium User Badge Some_Guy says:

    that looks good.

  38. Turin Turambar says:

    Uh… most of the trailer except two scenes is CG, not “live” action. It’s a CG trailer, more than a live action trailer.

    And it’s good. It’s CG, not real gameplay, but at least it shows the idea behind the game, the visual style, and even it hints some of the gameplay mechanics, i think (the grav grenade, the rocket boots, sliding and shooting).

  39. DeathHamsterDude says:

    Me gusta I think. Johnny Cash, not-overly serious looking, interesting design choices. Hmm

  40. Licaon_Kter says:

    Did no one else observe the missing PC logo at the end?

    • woodsey says:

      Considering PCG and RPS have done interviews and previews, I think its safe to say there is a PC version.

      I’d rather there be no PC logo than there be a GfWL one at any rate.

    • smoke.tetsu says:

      I asked them about it at the facebook page and they said “Don’t worry, the game is coming to PC”

  41. Comrade Communist says:

    English-speaking aliens again… But the trailer looks good!

    • Dances to Podcasts says:

      I put a fish in your ear when you were sleeping. ;)

  42. slight says:

    I do wish they (most devs/publishers) would piss off with live action and CG trailers. Who bloody cares what some production company can put together? Show us the bloody game. Is it even a trailer if it includes nothing from the product?

  43. Dominic White says:

    Reminds me more than anything of Oddworld: Stranger. Being a gunslinging bounty-hunter on the lawless weird frontier is a theme I’d love to revisit. Here’s hoping the game can live up to the trailer concept.

    • Premium User Badge AndrewC says:

      Reminded me of Anachronox!

      Also, new film Rango is about as close to a Stranger’s Wrath movie we’re going to get. I really liked it.

    • Dominic White says:

      A complete aside, but I really can’t stand using the name ‘Stranger’s Wrath’. It just sounds WRONG. Which makes sense, given that it was the name EA marketing made them change it two in the last couple months of development, because the witty/punny ‘Oddworld: Stranger’ was apparently not grimdark enough for them.

    • gwathdring says:

      Yeah … Stranger had me at the opening cutscene and the living ammo, and lost me somewhere after that. I liked it, but I really wanted to love it.

      That aside, it’s a really fantastic concept and this iteration is shaping up nicely by the looks of it. Excellent concept, mostly irrelevant but incredibly awesome trailer, and some rather smashing art direction. I’m excited.

  44. Guiscard says:

    Looks like an interesting concept. Though I can’t help noticing that this appears to have nothing to do with Prey. Seems like another game using a trademark just to maximise sales.

  45. frenz0rz says:

    Hang on, what?

    At first I thought the game was going to be set on the sphere from the original game, seeing as you appear to crash-land there on the plane that you actually see in Prey 1. But by the end of it, it looked absolutely nothing like the Prey I remember; more like some wierd mix of Mass Effect and Duke Nukem. Hmm.

  46. GEN3RIC says:

    You guys have terrible eyes/brains. That’s CG, they’re just better at it these days. Especially when the models aren’t subject to the uncanny valley, being aliens and all.

    • Starky says:

      As has been mentioned above the footage on the plane is live, and probably just reworked stock footage at that.
      Everything after that is CG.

  47. SWOne says:

    I don’t see what’s worrying about it. Looks awesome, sounds awesome, probably won’t look like the finished game, and I don’t care. On my “interested” list.

  48. Balm says:

    More games need to have Johnny Cash in them.

  49. Sunjammer says:

    FFS this is CG. How can you not tell?