Earth Day might be all about our planet… but that won’t stop us from celebrating while aboard Talos I. In honor of the global holiday, we took a moment to tidy up our orbiting space station, recycling anything and everything we could find, then using the handy Recycler Charge to clean up some more. From trash to treasures to Typhon aliens, we’re going green in the most awesome way imaginable.
“You can recycle almost anything in Prey,” says Creative Director Raphael Colantonio. Once you break down items (and enemies) into their component parts, you can use the raw materials to fabricate new items – everything from essentials like ammo and medkits to exotic gear like the Artax Propulsion System and the Neuromods themselves – provided you have the appropriate fabrication plan.
Of course, you can also use the Recycler Charge to clear a room and create even more raw materials – but be careful. “It’s a prototype device, so it’s not safe to use,” warns Lead Designer Ricardo Bare. “You can end up recycling something important. Or even yourself.” It’s worth the risk, though, because the Recycler Charge isn’t just a great way to clear a room – and possibly reveal some new pathways through Talos I – but also a powerful weapon.
“When there’s no Recycler nearby, you can bring the Recycler Charge into a room, toss your items together and throw your Recycler Charge in there,” Colantonio says. “That’s why the TranStar engineers created this device. But obviously using it as a weapon is more fun.” Just jam it onto a Typhon and step back to a safe distance as your foe implodes, delivering a bounty of raw materials for all your crafting needs.
Happy Earth Day from Morgan Yu and the team at Arkane Studios! Get ready to recycle, reuse… and repel the Typhon threat when Prey releases May 5 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.