Prey 2 sadly cancelled

Nov
03

Prey 2 sadly cancelled

Prey 2, the follow-up to 3D Realms’ first-person adventure game, is officially cancelled and no longer in development at Human Head Studios, Bethesda vice president Pete Hines confirmed with IGN.

Hines was unable to share with IGN the date or timeframe for the cancellation. He added that Bethesda believes Prey is “still a cool universe worth exploring” but it isn’t currently clear as far as how or when Bethesda would do another Prey game.

“It wasn’t up to our quality standard and we decided to cancel it. It’s no longer in development,” Hines told CNET. “That wasn’t an easy decision, but it’s one that won’t surprise many folks given that we hadn’t been talking about it.”

Bethesda officially revealed Human Head Studios’ Prey 2 on March, 2011 as a sci-fi first-person shooter that places players in the role of U.S. Marshall Killian Samuels, now a bounty hunter on an alien planet.

Since its announcement, the game faced delays due to quality concerns and Bethesda denied numerous times that its development was handed off to Dishonored developer Arkane Studios.

Reportedly leaked emails obtained by Kotaku last August, detailed how Arkane Studios had apparently began pre-production on the project and was positioning it as a “spiritual successor” to System Shock 2.

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