Dutch Website Thinks Prey 2 Was Cancelled

Publisher Bethesda may have axed the first-person shooter Prey 2, according to a report from Dutch gaming website PS Focus.

We can't vouch for PS Focus's veracity, but the rumour has bounced around Twitter and other gaming websites today. This afternoon, Game Informer editor Jim Reilly tweeted that Bethesda had offered no comment on the rumour.

Though the source here is shaky, we do know that Bethesda parent company Zenimax forced developer Human Head Studios to pull the Prey sequel from talks at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco earlier this month. Lead graphics programmer Brian Karis said as much on his Twitter feed back in February.

Described as a blend of Blade Runner and Red Dead Redemption, Prey 2 made headlines for looking absolutely gorgeous at last year's E3 conference. Bethesda slated it to be released this year for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

We've reached out to both Human Head Studios and Bethesda and will update if we hear anything else.

Prey 2 may be canceled by Bethesda [PS Focus via NeoGAF]


Comments

    I hope not, the game looks like it has allot of potential. And i guess the points made do generally lean towards something bad, but i hope it isn't true......

    This would be a real shame, the game looked quite promising, and so far into development too.

    I was really looking forward to this as well. If this is true, hopefully it can get picked up by another publisher or something.

    NOOOOoooooo!!

    Unless it was a ridiculously vast improvement on EVERYTHING from the last game then it's probably for the best.

      The way it was positioned, it was going to be an entirely different game with a focus on bounty hunting and being a bit more "open". I'm still pretty excited for it as it reminded me very much of blade runner in style.

        Then it's a shame if it is cancelled. Prey 1 sucked sooooo bad but the way you summed up Prey 2? I'd be down for that.

          Watch the Prey 2 trailer video. Worth it.
          Even if Prey 2 never gets made, we'll always have that video...

    lol, gets released early, some things that should already be in the game becomes DLC...*cough* from the ashes *dies*

    I'm hoping they just postpone it for the next consoles.....if you could get it looking close to that trailer, you have my attention.

    Could you guys actually stop reporting these stupid "Bethesda cancelled x title" rumors?

    After they saw people were actually excited with a Native American character in AC3 they decided to ditch the white guy in this and bring back Tommy from the original to cash in on it?

    Thrown into the "too hard" basket.

    Read the original article and though my dutch is shaky, all it says is that thhey don't know. Rumours from trustworthy informants etc. one update states an official release next week. Let's hope for the best

    I wish I cared. I wanted the original Prey 2 that Radar Group announced back in 2008:

    The follow up to "Action Game of the Year" (PC Gamer), reprise your role as Tommy, the native warrior who saved Earth from alien invasion in Prey. This time, abandoned and framed for the disappearance of his family and girlfriends, Tommy escapes an Earth that no longer wants him for a future that cannot survive without him. Building on the mind-bending portal and gravity-defying gameplay of the original with several innovative new twists, Prey 2 promises to once again take players into a compelling science-fiction world with breathtaking visuals and adrenaline-pumping action gameplay. Prey 2 is currently being developed in cooperation with HumanHead studios and slated for Xbox 360 and PC platforms.

    I actually thought this cool, my only hope was that it didn't get repetitive. But everything you saw in the trailer you could do in the game, so I thought that was cool...cause the trailer was great!

    Hoping they mean the console versions and the PC version still happens

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