A new and impressive world record has been set for Arkane Studios’ Prey by speedrunner Seeker. This run clocked in at 6:59.50 and now holds the top spot in the game’s Any % Leaderboard.
The run mostly surpasses all major game moments of a normal playthrough, because Seeker utilizes glitching and sequence-breaking — as well as plenty of creative GLOO Cannon usage — to make his way through Talos I.
Check out the sub-seven minute speedrun in its entirety below.
Loading screens took up 2:30 of the playthrough, which did not count towards Seeker’s run time.
Seeker doesn’t hold any speedrun records outside of Prey but has instead spent time finding the best exploits for finishing this game as quickly as humanly possible. He set his other Prey record by beating the game by leaving the space station in 3:42, without load time.
Game developers quoted Prey’s playtime between 15 and 30 hours, which makes sense if you’re playing without any glitches. The first speedrun clocked in at about 20 minutes, and players have been finding new ways to chip seconds and minutes off that record every since.
The last world record holder held onto his title for about 21 days. Maybe Seeker will remain on top for a while, maybe he’ll outrun himself, or maybe a new run will dethrone him soon.
This news comes just before the start of the speedrunning marathon Summer Games Done Quick, which runs July 2nd to 9th. The full schedule was announced in April, so Prey — which released May 5th — isn’t on the docket.
Prey is available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.