[Update] Bethesda Teasing Moon-Related Prey DLC With Short Gif

by Imran Khan on May 19, 2018 at 04:00 PM

Update 5/19: Bethesda's leaning pretty hard into teasing something Prey-related, as we know have a very short gif to work with.

This time Reddit's done the digging. User SHAPE_IN_THE_Glass has documented how, about a day ago, user KasmaCorp posted a comment in binary on the r/nasa board, on a post showing off a view of Earth as seen from the moon. The account belongs to Bethesda and Arkane, as some rudimentary digging will show, and the Kasma Corporation is part of the Prey universe. Deconstructing the binary code eventually lead to this short gif:

This, along with the update achievements, further hints that Prey will be getting some moon-related content in the near future. Hopefully, we'll find out at E3. Or, considering the Rage 2 build up, possibly Monday?

Original Story 5/18: A number of new achievements for Prey have appeared on Steam's backend, fueling speculation of an upcoming DLC expansion.

The achievements were found by Twitter user and Digital Invaders co-host lashman today. The achievements don't have descriptions, just single word titles that form a lyric to R.E.M. song "Man on the Moon," which only seems appropriate for the space-based Prey title.

A few months ago, Bethesda teased a short clip panning over the moon on the same day that they announced the details of their E3 show. Bethesda has been keen on adding DLC to their single player titles, such as the Death of the Outsider for Dishonored 2, so a Prey expansion set on the moon sounds right up that alley.

Bethesda's E3 conference Sunday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. PT.


Our Take
I am definitely down for a new expansion to Prey. Death of the Outsider was fantastic, but the Wolfenstein II DLC wasn't great, so Bethesda's DLC record of recent can be patchy. Hopefully this is great.