Prey Saved File Error Fix
Save File Corruption
It has been reported on PC versions of the game that several users have had some of their save filed corrupted and are unable to get past certain areas of the game.
The problem appears to be documented on PC and possibly PS4 versions of the game, and seems to affect users after around 20-30 hours of playing. The symptom appears when trying to leave an area of the game (reportedly the Cargo Bay area) and when loading into a new area, the game crashes. Trying to load any of the save files for that area will prompt either repeated crashing or the following error:
At this time it is not known specifically how this error is happening. Some have reported that they are able to load saves earlier in the game – but upon reaching the same point, the errors will continue.
A statement from a Bethesda Softworks representative provided to IGN said “We are looking into the issues that people are experiencing, and are actively working to provide an update to address them. We ask that if you are encountering issues, please report them on our support group website.”
Bethesda has also indicated that there maybe a problem with the Phantom Genesis Typhon power that may be related to this issue – and advise avoiding overusing it until the problem can be fixed.