As we enter 2023, here is everything we know about Prototype 3, including a possible release date.

Prototype 3 is the eagerly awaited third installment in the popular Prototype video game series. Created by Radical Entertainment, these games have gained a cult following and spawned an entire series. On a side note, prices for new and used copies of Prototype 1 and 2 now starts from $3 on Amazon. With so much hype and excitement surrounding the game, it’s no wonder that rumors and speculation are running wild as to when the game might be released. Well, here’s the scoop on all the rumors and speculation surrounding Prototype 3’s release date.

Prototype 3 Storyline

The storyline of Prototype 3 is still being kept mostly under wraps. We do know, however, that the player will likely find themselves playing Alex Mercer, the protagonist of the first two games. The experience of the power of shapeshifting will return and be taken to new heights. There are also rumors that the game will take place after the events of the second game, Prototype 2, and follow Alex’s journey to reclaim Manhattan from the mutant-controlled virus. What we don’t know is how the game will look and feel – that’s something fans will just have to wait for.

System Requirements for Prototype 3

These are the expected minimum requirements to run the game at 1080p 30fps on a PC:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3240, AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon RX 480
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage : 50 GB
  • VRAM: 4 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64bit
  • DIRECTX version: DX11

Meanwhile, these could be the recommended system requirements to run at 60fps:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700k, AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1070, AMD Radeon RX 5700
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 50GB
  • VRAM: 8GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64bit
  • DIRECTX version: DX12

Is Prototype 3 Confirmed?

Unfortunately, Prototype 3 is still yet to be officially confirmed. Though rumors about the game have been floating around for some time, there has not been an official word from Radical Entertainment or its parent company Activision Blizzard. However if Microsoft-Activision Blizzard acquisition goes through without a hitch, there’s a good chance we will see the return of Prototype franchise.

Is Prototype 3 Canceled?

Rumors are also abound that Prototype 3 may have been canceled. While no official announcement has been made, one report indicated that the development of the game had been canceled thanks to poor sales of its predecessor, Prototype 2. However, there has been no confirmation on this yet, so until we hear something officially from the developers, it’s safe to say that the future of Prototype 3 is still uncertain.

Prototype 3 Possible Release Date

Assuming the game has been in development for the last few years, a possible take over by Microsoft could further accelerate the development process. If all goes well, Prototype 3 could very well see the light of the day in late 2023 or early 2024.


Nitin Kumar is a tech freelance writer based out of Kerala, India. He has a Bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) and covers a wide range of topics on Geek Thingy including Smartphones, Apps, Gaming, and more.

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