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You know what we don't see enough of in video games? Useful coffee cups. Thankfully, it looks like the new Prey game will finally address that shortcoming, as was revealed during its latest trailer.
Yet another fun piece of media to come out of The Game Awards 2016, the latest trailer for Prey enjoyed some time in the spotlight alongside the likes of Death Stranding, Bulletstorm, Breath of the Wild and the world's beefiest razor. Again, none of those other things boasted coffee cup-focused gameplay and, for that reason, they are all inferior to what Prey had to offer.
Prey has certainly had an unusual path to release. The Prey 2 that was shown off several years back has apparently been completely scrapped and, earlier this year, this new take on the series was revealed. Abandoning "Wild West in space" for a more creepy sci-fi vibe, we've only gotten a hint of the gameplay courtesy of previous trailers, as well as the fact that you can play as either a male or female protagonist.
The Prey trailer from The Game Awards, while a bit incoherent at times, gives us a better idea of what to expect. There's some mysterious stuff going on in the game world that kind of reminds us of titles like BioShock. There's going to be some cool abilities and gunplay, obviously, but the biggest surprise we've pulled from this most recent trailer is a rather handy coffee cup.
Now I know what you're thinking: There's a gun that makes platforms for the player to walk across. How is that not the most impressive thing in this Prey trailer? Or maybe you're a big fan of that wrench, as a wrench means you'll certainly be whacking the hell out of baddies.
But none of that can compare to the fact that the player eventually, gains the ability to "mimic matter" and this can transform into a coffee cup and then uses it to get around an office by rolling about. Thanks to this trailer, we'll never look at those useless coffee cups in other games the same way again. I mean, seriously, what's the point of a coffee cup if you can't utilize it to gain access to a protected computer?
Once the amazingness that is the Prey coffee cup wraps up, the trailer jumps into more standard shooter fare. Creepy shadow monsters start showing up and the player uses all kinds of nifty abilities and weapons to dispatch them.
The trailer then claims that "To make things right, someone has to die." We're sure that would have been a pretty powerful tease for the game if we weren't already so distracted by the coolest coffee cup in the history of games.