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Speedrunner dismantles Prey in just under 7 minutes

How low can he go?

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

This may seem strange for a game like Prey, whose makers pegged playthrough times at 16 to 24, or even 32 hours. But the Prey-obsessed speedrunner Seeker has set a world record on the game, snipping the finish line on an any-percent run at 6:59.50.

That means, well, you can watch the whole game right here, in this video (the official mark subtracts loading screen time, which is 2:30). Kotaku notes that speedrunners started going after Prey shortly after its May 5 launch, beating the game in 20-minute runs and methodically chipping away at it since. notes that the old world record holder, bjurnie, held the mark for 21 days. We’ll see how long Seeker’s mark lasts, or if he’ll better it himself. Prey is the only game for which he has any records. His other title is a 3:42 (no loading time) to end the game by leaving the station.

This is as good a time as any to remind folks the speedrunning marathon Summer Games Done Quick is right around the corner. It runs July 2 to 9. The full schedule was announced back in April, so Prey is not on it, but things will start with Nier: Automata.

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