RUMOR: Prey 2 Cancelled
While Human Head Studios’ original Prey wasn’t mindblowing, after getting our hands on the demo at E3 2011 we were cautiously optimistic about the possibility that Prey 2, with it’s Blade Runner meets Boba Fett feel, might actually be pretty good. Scratch that one; a rumor breaking this afternoon on the dutch gaming site PSFocus says that Prey 2 has been cancelled.
No details yet as to just why the game has been cancelled (assuming that it has). PSFocus claims their source tells them that Bethesda (Human Head Studios’ parent company) will be making the announcement next week. It’s notable that the rumor was picked up by Game Informer; when asked by Game Informer for a statement, Bethesda offered no comment. This could mean nothing, but it’s worth mentioning that the Prey 2 team was supposed to appear at GDC but cancelled a few weeks prior. We may now know why.
It would be a shame for a project this far along in development to be cancelled. Hopefully there’s more to the story than “a bunch of people just lost their jobs after working pointlessly for a couple of years”.