'Prey' 1.04 Patch Notes Released, PS4 Pro Upgrades Included

Prey's 1.04 update is out now for PS4 and comes later this week for PC and Xbox One Arkane

The latest patch for Prey is here, which includes support for the PS4 Pro. Additionally, the patch fixes a number of mission bugs and other issues. Unfortunately, this patch does NOT address the incredibly long loading screens, so hopefully that will be included in a future update.

The patch notes come from an official post on the Prey subreddit. Patch 1.04 is available for PS4 users right now and will be coming to PC and Xbox One later this week. No date or time has been confirmed for the PC and Xbox One release as of yet.

Prey 1.04 Patch Notes

Update 1.04 includes:

  • PS4 Pro Support added for:

    • Enable Screen-Space Reflections

    • Higher quality shadows

    • Improved texture appearance

    • More texture memory (stable streaming)

    • Anisotropy 16x (from 4x)

    • Improved visual fidelity

    • Less LOD usage

    • Dynamic lights show up further

    • Particles are allowed to draw more pixels per effect

      • Particle refraction enabled

  • Additional fixes for PS4 input drift

  • Glooing Cook between objectives no longer breaks mission

  • ‘Nightmare is Hunting You’ no longer plays after completing ‘Copy Protection’ without Typhon Neuromods installed

  • Disgruntled Employee mission now properly completes if player finds Grant Lockwood prior to getting mission.

  • Sarah Elazar will now give the code for Cargo Bay B if player has hostility from Phantoms

  • Aaron Ingram will no longer flee and cower when released in Psychotronics

  • Player can no longer lock themselves in the security pharmaceuticals office in Trauma

  • Superfruit no longer appears shrunken and flat when fully grown.

  • Adjusted timing on several cutscenes.

  • Blank objective markers no longer persist above reticle

  • Using key actions while controller prompts are shown will no longer cause a freeze.

  • Tracking bracelets are now sent to Recycler with “Transfer all Junk”

While many of these are welcome additions and fixes, players in the comments section on the subreddit are mentioning a number of issues encountered while playing that Patch 1.04 doesn’t  address. Popular comments mention framerate drops and loading screen wait times as being issues that haven’t been addressed yet.

Prey did have a rocky launch in terms of technical issues. iDigi’s own Mo Mozuch mentioned an overwhelming number of game crashes he experienced while reviewing the game and IGN was forced to give Prey a four out of ten thanks to save files getting corrupted well into the campaign. That crippling save bug has at least been fixed, so IGN has increased the game’s score to an eight. This comes after Arkane had issues with the PC version of its most recently released game Dishonored 2. Seems like Arkane needs to step it up in the QA department before releasing any more games.

If you encounter any bugs or issues while playing Prey yourself, try getting in contact with reddit user jessBethesda. She’s an official Bethesda employee who can try and help fix your issue or send it along to people who can.

So what do you think? Are you excited to see any of these PS4 Pro improvements in Prey? What do you hope is included in the next patch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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