Prey recently had a demo for the first hour, available on consoles, but not PC. Arkane has addressed the questions regarding Prey 2017 on PC, speaking in an interview with Gamespot.
Arkane refer to the launch of Dishonored 2, which had problems on PC at launch, later addressed by patch updates. Dishonored 2 was developed on Arkane’s Void engine, whilst Prey has been developed on CryEngine 3.
Arkane president Raphael Colantonio said, “We’re pretty confident, first of all, it’s not like we first do the game on console and then in the end we suddenly port the game to PC. It starts on PC. That’s how game development works.”
“The real reason why PC games often have problems is because there are so many permutations of hardware, sometimes it’s timing drivers come out the same time as our game. Something happens that makes it more challenging.”
“This time we are, given what happened with Dishonored 2, we doubled our thoroughness in making sure that the game is going to run smoothly. At this point the game is fully ready, but that’s what we’ve been doing for the past months, a lot of tests on different configurations and making sure it works. So we’re pretty confident. You never know. But we’re pretty confident.”