Prey 2 takes around 15 hours to play through, says Human Head

Wednesday, 20th April 2011 14:40 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Developer Human Head has said it will players on average 15 hours to play through Prey 2, if they decide to forgo exploration and side quests.

“We’re focused on making it a strong, powerful single-player experience,” project lead Chris Reinhart told Eurogamer. “And we’re tied with Bethesda, which has proven they are the masters of making awesome single-player experiences. It’s an interesting challenge. It makes us change some of the other things we do. The single-player game has to be larger. There’s more player choice. There’s more to do.

“We’re targeting, for the average player, at least around 15 hours to play through. But because there are so many open world activities you can do when you explore around and find different things, it’s hard to put an upper cap on it.

“I guess if someone were to haul ass, they might be able to get through it under that. But I could haul ass through many open world games and get through them in a handful of hours.”

The game will not include multiplayer Reinhart said, because the team wished to focus on the single-player – something he wishes more developers would do.

“It would be great if more people focused on single-player,” said Reinhart. “I love playing multiplayer. My big thing with that, if you’re not going to be able to beat or exceed Call of Duty, don’t do that kind of multiplayer, to be perfectly honest. If you’re going to do multiplayer, do something else that fits with your style of game, and something that’s going to be really fun, that’s going to get people to play together in this game.

“The other thing is, I would want to make sure developers put their focus in the right place and area. Taking and watering down both single-player and multiplayer is not good for the developer. It’s not good for the publisher. It’s not good for the game player.

“It’s better to focus your energy on one or the other. If there’s a focus issue and you need to be able to focus on one, do that.”

Prey 2 releases next year for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. C



  1. TheBlackHole

    Seven hour campaign confirmed, then?


    #1 4 years ago
  2. Edo

    #1 Did you even read the article!?!?It’s 15 hours if you don’t do side quests and exploring.And even if it is 7 hours long it’s still 2 times longer than last COD :).

    #2 4 years ago
  3. TheBlackHole

    Wow… @2 – That joke went right over your head, didn’t it.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Edo

    #3 The sheer complexity and sophistication of the joke you made was too much for me,my bad.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. TheBlackHole


    #5 4 years ago
  6. Edo

    Anyway…this game promises a lot and 15 hours + side quests sounds about wright…but seriously,we need to see some game play to draw out any kind of conclusion,and if I’m not mistaken we will see it at E3 this year.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight

    Until I see actual game play.

    #7 4 years ago

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