Available from now until May 19 via the store, Prey was released in 2017 and was Arkane’s first outing since the release of Dishonored and its sequel. Prey is a re-imagining of the 2006 classic that blends first-person action and stealth with role-playing elements.
Absolutely worth the download, the player will quickly become immersed in the game’s atmosphere as they fight and creep around the Talos-I space station. Prey was previously available for free on the Epic Games store on December 25, 2021, but this time you’ll have more than a day to pick it up.
It’s not just Prey that you can grab, as Jotun: Valhalla Edition and Redout: Enhanced Edition, from developers Thunder Lotus and 34BigThings respectively, will also be available to download for free during the same time period (from now until May 19).
Jotun is a beautiful action-adventure game with a meticulous hand-drawn art style that sees you striving to reach Valhalla while slaying Norse titans along the way. Redout is a high-speed hoverboard racing game similar to F-Zero.
Arkane’s Austin team is currently working on Redfall, an upcoming first-person shooter in the vein of Left 4 Dead, but with vampires. There will be co-op as well as single-player, and the player will get a choice between four vampire-slaying characters.
However, both Redfall and the highly-anticipated space RPG Starfield have been delayed until the first half of 2023, so you will have to wait a bit longer to see what Arkane’s Austin team can do.
Epic Games has not yet announced what free games will be coming next, teasingly labelling one as a “mystery game”.