Arkane Studios, the people behind Dishonored, released their demo of Prey to the public on console this week. However, the demo will not be extended to PC users however, after president Ralph Colantonio said, “It’s just a resource assignment thing.”

He also explained that the devs chose to focus on consoles, simply because the game on Steam can be played for up to two hours and be refunded if it isn’t your cup of tea.


“Besides, PC has Steam,” he stated. “Steam players can just return the game [prior to playing] 2 hours so it’s like a demo already.”

However, I’m sure a few players will be reluctant to download a 42GB game then find out it isn’t to their taste; it would certainly feel like a wasted effort. A demo of the game is great because it’s normally far smaller in terms of file size, and there’s no chance of you accidentally going over that threshold of two hours.

Speaking to Gamespot, he also referenced the past blunder with the Dishonoured 2 PC release. He admitted they made some mistakes, but with this game, they treated it more as a PC game from the ground up.


The publisher has apparently “doubled its thoroughness” on Prey.

Hopefully they have, because to this day, Dishonoured is a mess on PC. Stuttering, texture problems and frame drops still plague what is essentially a good game.