Prey (2017)

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Prey (2017)
Prey (2017) cover
Arkane Studios
Bethesda Softworks
CryEngine (4th generation)[1]
Release dates
Windows May 5, 2017
Prey 2006
Prey (2017) 2017

This page is for the 2017 reboot. For the original game, see Prey.

Key points

There are tests demonstrating the Version 1.2 patch seeing potential framerate losses of up to 40fps.[2] User reports suggest that certain graphical options, particularly Screen Space Reflections were experiencing bugs in earlier builds,[3] possibly receiving undocumented changes that affected performance.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


All versions require Steam and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Skip intro videos[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\GameSDK\Videos\.
  2. Delete or rename ArkaneLogoAnim_Redux_1080p2997_ST-16LUFS.bk2, Bethesda_logo_anim_white.bk2, LegalScreens.bk2, and Ryzen_Bumper.bk2.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Arkane Studios\Prey\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Arkane Studios\Prey\SaveGames\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Flawless Widescreen.
HUD scales to sides of screen and menus appear to have no visible issues.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default is 85° horizontal. See Field of view (FOV). In-game option added in BETA Patch 1.03[5]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
up to 16x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
SMAA, FXAA and Temporal SMAA 1TX & 2TX
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 144 FPS. See High frame rate.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

FOV adjustment from 80° to 150°
Custom FOV[7]
  1. Open the game and make a change to any video setting.
  2. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  3. Open game.cfg.
  4. Change cl_hfov to the desired value up to 120.
  5. Save the changes.

High frame rate[edit]

Custom FPS cap[8]
  1. Open the game and make a change to any video setting.
  2. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  3. Open game.cfg.
  4. Change sys_MaxFPS = 144 to the desired FPS cap.
  5. Save the changes.


Changing the value to 0 caps the frame rate at 60 FPS

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
no master volume
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2400
AMD FX-8320
Intel Core i7-2600K
AMD FX-8350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB 16 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GTX 660
AMD Radeon 7850
2 GB of VRAM
Nvidia GTX 970
AMD R9 290
4 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit OS is required.


  1. See the gameplay reveal of Prey, powered by CRYENGINE - last accessed on 2016-8-19
  3. Screen Space Reflections Not Working correctly :: Steam Discussions
  4. Verified by User:Primey on 2017-05-19
  5. Prey - Steam Beta Update v1.03 - Patch Notes
  6. View topic - Prey (2017) - last accessed on 2017-05-07
  7. Prey - Updating FOV via Config File :: Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Prey - last accessed on 2017-05-04
  8. Fix for more than 144fps with V-Sync off :: Prey General Discussions - last accessed on 2017-05-07
  9. Prey (2017) has Native Steam Controller API support : SteamController