Prey Prototype From The Mid 90s Gets Leaked On The Internet
An early prototype of Prey, 3D Realms’ portal-based first-person shooter, has surfaced on the Internet.
This prototype gave fans the opportunity to look at a specific version of the game that was never made available. Interestingly, the 3D Realms prototype leak happened just a few months after a leaker published a 2001 build of the much-delayed Duke Nukem Forever by the same studio.
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An official announcement about Prey was made in the year 1995 by 3D Realms. It was a very unique game for that time as it was supposed to give players the chance to travel around the world in which the game takes place. But, as fate would have it, this particular mechanic or technique was introduced into the mainstream space by Valve. through Portal.
For the longest time, 3D Realms was known to gaming fans as the company that played an important role in the development of Wolfenstein, a game partially inspired by Rise of the Triad. 3D Realms worked on a variety of prototypes for the game, but could not come up with an appropriate story or gameplay style for Prey. As a game title, Prey got game enthusiasts very excited when portal technology demos were shown at E3 in the years 1997 and 1998.
Prey prototype from 1995 leaked from GamingLeaksAndRumours
Technical problems and other problems caused Prey to stall for years. The company went through several problems while trying to put the project together. Players finally got an opportunity to try Prey in 2006 when it was formally launched. The game was powered by the id Tech 4 engine and operated on a lower-scale version of the portal technology.
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Redditor enters the dragonpunch, through a post shared on r/Gaming Leaks And Rumours, the information revealed that a prototype build of 3D Realms’ Prey developed in November 1995 has been leaked online. The Redditor also shared that the prototype was posted on the website Archive.org.
If you go through the description on the website page, you realize that the build is fully playable and allows players to make some modifications to the display mode and reach out to the in-game console. This particular file also contains several demo files that players can play back using commands given to the console. This leak comes from a user with the screen name hogsy. Until now, one does not know how the leaker got hold of this prototype.