Bethesda Breaks Silence: Prey 2 Just Isn’t Good Enough

Prey 2 isn’t cancelled, but its development at Human Head has effectively ceased. Its developers claim (via IGN) that funding issues, contractual disputes, and a buyout attempt caused friction between the developer ant the publisher, leading to the game’s inexorable demise.

Until today, Bethesda has remained mum on the subject, allowing it rumors to bubble and ebb over the past couple weeks. The publisher has since broken its silence about the topic, stating their displeasure with the state of the game.

“We appreciate that folks are displeased that we haven’t had any update or any info on Prey 2, but whatever your displeasure is, you can’t even be remotely as unhappy about it as us,” said Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing at Bethesda. “We spent years and millions of dollars and a ton of effort trying to help [developer] Human Head make a great Prey 2 game. What we said the last time we said anything was that it’s not up to our quality standards.”

Hines made his comments in an interview with IGN this past E3 and his comments seem to reflect a change in the company’s plans for Prey 2.

“You don’t just keep throwing money at something or going down a path that you’re not happy about,” Hines said. “You have to make tough choices. Again, when we have more info on it, we’ll be happy to talk about it. That’s what I can say for now.”

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