Prey, Bethesda’s new survival horror shooter, has been out for less than three days. But that hasn’t stopped Twitch streamer DraQu from completing the 20–30-hour game in less than 20 minutes. DraQu managed to set a world record speedrun for Prey by completing it from start to finish in just 19 minutes and 34 seconds, according to Polygon.
To be fair, DraQu does accomplish his feat by taking advantage of several environmental glitches to bypass entire sections of the game. The speedrunner also uses the GLOO Cannon to cleverly manufacture platforms to navigate the space outside the game’s environment.
(As a word of note to those who are taking a slightly more leisurely pace through Talos-1, the video does contain spoilers.)
2017 is quickly shaping up to be a great year for speedruns
All in all, it looks like 2017 is quickly shaping up to be a fun year for speedruns, with the branching, open-world nature of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild already taking the speedrunning community by storm. And while it’s too early to tell if Prey will capture the hearts of the community in the same way (it’s possible Bethesda could patch some of the exploits making these kind of runs possible), it’s always impressive to see the kinds of times the community is capable of cutting these massive games down to mere days after their release.