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Speedrunner completes 'Prey' in less than 20 minutes

By Shawn Knight
May 9, 2017
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  1. Prey, the new first-person action-adventure game from developer Arkane Studios and publisher Bethesda Softworks, hasn’t even been on the market for a full week but has already developed a solid following among the speedrunning community.

    One particularly impressive run comes from YouTube user DraQu who recently managed to complete the entire game in less than 20 minutes (19:34, to be exact). As you’ll see in the clip above, the speedrunner largely relies on one of the game’s early weapons – the GLOO Cannon – to complete the run along with several glitches and other tricks to expedite things.

    Some techniques may look a bit sketchy but as Engadget highlights, it’s all within the confines of the game and technically isn’t cheating.

    While impressive, the speedrun does include a handful of sections that give DraQu some issues and result in extra time ticking off the clock. A more polished run that’s void of these few small hiccups will no doubt bring the time down even further.

    It’s also worth noting that the speedrun is ripe with spoilers. If you haven’t yet played through the entire game but plan to, it is probably best if you skip the video… at least, for now.

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  2. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 567   +206

    I'm not sure why this is a news story. There are plenty of great speedrunning communities that deserve more recognition then this game. This is not really that amazing and a run that can be completed sub 20 mins is not that hard to optimize.
  3. 3volv3d

    3volv3d TS Addict Posts: 163   +61

    Maybe because like the article states, new game.... and can be bashed out in super time.
    Kind of implying, the game can't be that challenging or that it has bugs and glitches, or that it is, short and not worth the money. It at least would make a few people think these things when reading the headline.

    Just sayin. But yes could be improved on, as already stated and as a speedrun as a whole maybe not that impressive. Its a fluff piece man. Chill
    imronburgundy likes this.
  4. Sebastien A.

    Sebastien A. TS Enthusiast Posts: 37

    Please, update this. It is now down to 11min, the day after the sub 20.

    get ready to update again tomorrow, with a sub 5 LOL

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