Error Fixes for Prey PC- Crash to Desktop, Freezing, Controller Support, G-sync Issues Fix

Prey, the FPS action adventure game that caught the attention of the Gamers, is now finally released into the market. Bethesda Softworks, the publishers of the game, have aimed to release a stable bugless version of the game. The game was able to receive positive reviews everywhere around the market. The player will take the role of Morgan Yu who explores the Space Station Talos 1, where Alien hostile research is being conducted. This action packed game is available on Steam for a price of $40 approx.

So, let’s not get deviated away from the topic. Let’s discuss about the error fixes, crashing issues fixes and bugs fixes in Prey 2017 PC game. First of all, have a look at the system requirements of the game. If your system meets the requirements, then well and good. Otherwise, we recommend you to Upgrade your PC as early as possible.


    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel i5-2400, AMD FX-8320
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 660 2GB, AMD Radeon 7850 2GB
    • Storage: 20 GB available space

    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel i7-2600K, AMD FX-8350
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 970 4GB, AMD R9 290 4GB
    • Storage: 20 GB available space

#Can’t adjust FOV in Game:

Prey supports SLI and crossfire. According to the developers, FOV can be adjusted from the configuration File.

  • To enable FOV, edit the game.cfg file in notepad. The file is located in the root Prey folder in your Save Games folder (likely c:\users\\Saved Games\Arkane Studios\Prey )
  • Look for cl_hfov = 85.5656
  • 85 is the default horizontal FOV setting, but it can be replaced with values up to 120. (Note – some of the issues we are working on are more noticeable with higher FOV.)

Source: Steam

# Constant Freezing Issues in Prey Fix:

Freezing issues can be due to several reasons. It generally happens due to the overheating of your PC. If you think you have a heat-controlling cabinet, then the freezing issues might be due to the use of too many USB devices (Also sometimes if you are using 2 Hard disks). So, make sure that you unplug the unnecessary USB devices before running the game.

# Prey Crashes on to Desktop on Startup Fix/ Black Screen:

Few people have complained that they are unable to proceed into the game, since Prey has crashed to desktop on startup. To solve this issue, you can try making a clean install of the latest drivers on your system to solve the crashing issues.Finding each component and making a clean install can be time consuming and sometimes may not work. Hence we recommend you to use the Driver Scanner, a tool which updates all kinds of PC drivers on one click. To do this,

  1. Open this Link.
  2. Now, click on “Scan for Drivers”
  3. You’ll be prompted to download the Driver scanner.
  4. After downloading it, scan your PC for outdated drivers using it.
  5. It usually takes 5-10 minutes.
  6. From the results, you can update the drivers on one click.

# G-sync Broken- Prey Fix:

  • Make sure that you have disabled V-sync in Game.
  • And also, make sure that you have enabled G-sync for the game in Nvidia control panel.

# Xbox/ Steam controller not working in Prey Fix:

This might be silly but check whether you have enabled the Steam/ xbox game controller support in the game. Also, you can use the 3rd party software like joy2key for configuration.

# How to avoid the Opening Logos ?

Just delete the following files located in /common/Prey/GameSDK/Videos


This is very time consuming and annoying as you tend you play the game frequently.

that’s it. If you are having anymore issues, address them in the comments section and allow us to help.