Prey is the newest first person action adventure game from Arkane Studios, built upon a highly optimized version of CryEngine. Set aboard a space station in an alternate timeline, Prey is a beautiful, smooth running title, with some really cool shape-shifter effects, and an intriguing story line.
Arkane Studios have spent a lot of time working on the PC version of the game, and I’ve been lucky enough to be playing it for a while since it is the first title released under AMD’s large partnership deal announced earlier this year.
Performance looks great across most Radeon RX graphics cards, and with my Ryzen 5 1600X system, you can really push up the settings and resolution.
To play this game at decent settings, the recommended requirements are:
- OS: Windows 10 64bit
- Processor: AMD FX 8350 or Intel Core i7 2600K or greater
- Memory: 16 GB RAM
- Video card: AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
Testing was done after the basic tutorial and first major story twist occurs. I wanted to be able to see the shape shifters and integrate them into the testing.
One thing to note is there are a wide variety of options for PC users, including a few different AA settings that can help push performance, if you really need it. For those of you with widescreen monitors and a RX 580 – this game runs really well. On my new Asus MQ34VQ (3440×1440), I was able to knock down the setting one level to HIGH and still get smooth framerates without FreeSync enabled. With FreeSync enabled, I was able to enjoy smooth gameplay by switching to Very High settings.
If you are looking for a few extra frame-rates, consider playing with Screen Space Directional Occlusion, and Screen Space Reflections in the Advanced Settings menu.
Here are the recommended settings for 60+ fps across the latest Radeon RX graphics cards.
As always, update to the latest Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver HERE to take advantage of the latest optimizations for Radeon™ graphics cards.