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Bethesda tight-lipped on possible  Prey 2  cancellation
Bethesda tight-lipped on possible Prey 2 cancellation
March 23, 2012 | By Tom Curtis

March 23, 2012 | By Tom Curtis
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Things aren't looking good for Prey 2, the Human Head-developed sci-fi shooter being developed for Bethesda.

The company has not spoken publicly about the game in quite some time -- going as far as to cancel recent public appearances -- and amid rumors of a cancellation on Friday the company remains silent.

Early in the day, rumors began circulating that that the title is no longer being published, with one outlet claiming that Bethesda is readying an official statement as early as next week. This comes just weeks after a no-show at the Game Developers Conference, where Human Head was set to speak about the game's development.

When reached for comment, Bethesda officials told Gamasutra that the company is not saying anything further at this time, simply noting: "Thanks for reaching out but we aren't commenting on the story."

Prey 2 was initially announced in 2008, two years after the launch of the original title on Xbox 360 and PC. Human Head said that the sequel would make some significant changes to the series, introducing both new mechanics and a brand new setting.

Currently, Prey 2 is scheduled to launch on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC sometime later this year.

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Terry Matthes
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I just don't see how there could have been a sequel with any humans involved given the ending of the original.

james sadler
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The sequel from what I understand was to take place more in the future where the main (human) character is a somewhat slave to the aliens and acts as a bounty hunter of sorts. Kinda a loose premise but the shots looks pretty good.

Edward Green
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I really hope this isn't true, everything I've read has been really positive. Seemed like a pretty ambitious project hidden behind a misleading brand name - think FarCry 2.

Nick Harris
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Rather than cancelling, Bethesda should give its developers a well deserved holiday and then start afresh with the aim to make Prey 2 the standout Xbox 1080 launch title it has the potential to be.

k s
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I hope this isn't cancelled, I'm really looking forward to it and I don't often say that about shooters.

Glenn McMath
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Prey 2 looked great when they showed it off at PAX Prime... really hope it finds its way to market. If Bethesda doesn't want to release it themselves, they should sell it off to another publisher (unlikely I know, but I really want to play this game).

Curtis Turner - IceIYIaN
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Never played it, but it was on the DooM 3 engine? Seems like a looong time for an already built engine and mad assets... Major waste of money.

Timothy Larkin
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Prey 2 looks really promising. The original Prey was very good.

Derek Smart
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It's true.

Josh ua
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This was the ONLY game at PAX that wowed me and made me think instant purchase. The world looked amazing and the mechanics looked fresh and fun. Sigh