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Gaco
07-25-06, 07:18 AM
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7844987544204140976&q=interview+prey

An interview from 1998 with one of the developers behind Prey who showcases and narrates a games journamist through Prey as it was at that time. Very, very impressive technology for it's time and if they just had released that game the same year or year after, it would have pwned Half-Life totally!! - or at least it would have been standing in history together with Half-Life as one of the most greatest FPS for it's time :)

But that's not the way things worked out and it's hard to see why. In the interview he actually tells us that they 80-90% done with the technology development, and the levels, weapons and indeed the technology seems to be in a pretty late-phase of the development. Furthurmore in the original Prey you could create your own portals just like in Portal! It's a real shame that they dropped this idea as Prey "just" went to be that normal good FPS and not a revolutionary and truly innovative and fascinating FPS it had the potential for - A pity but that's the way things work out sometimes :(

jAkUp
07-25-06, 08:00 AM
I saw that at VE3D earlier, yes very interesting, and very impressive for a 266MHz, Voodoo2 machine :D

Pafet
07-25-06, 01:04 PM
The charachters look so fake, so unrealistic:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=19478&stc=1&d=1153850184


:D :D :D

It's hard to believe what they did with what they had back then... and what, they threw it all away? let Human Head take over completely? :confused: :cry:

SlamDunk
07-25-06, 01:14 PM
Yeah. I saw that in 1998, still rocks the socks off. Too bad Prey does not... far from it.

toxikneedle
07-25-06, 01:20 PM
266 and Voodoo2 FTW

CaptNKILL
07-25-06, 02:14 PM
Wow, that is extremely impressive for being that old...

ClosetFanBoy
07-25-06, 02:36 PM
too bad they never released it. would be sweet if they included it as a bonus in the next prey installment ;) . kinda surprising no one ripped off the portal idea sooner, they seemed to have had it down pat back then.

stevemedes
07-26-06, 12:10 AM
That game woulda been sick on my AMD K6-2 processor and S3 virge video card :firedevil