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”.

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5 Comments on RUMOR: Prey 2 Cancelled

Dave

On March 24, 2012 at 4:27 am

Would totally have bought Prey2 day one based off how good my used copy of prey was back in 2008. Maybe kickstarter could save the game ?

SXO

On March 24, 2012 at 6:57 am

Except Prey 2 was going to be nothing like the first game, Dave. And the connection between the two games was flimsy at best. But I definitely agree with you that the first game was surprisingly good. Even so, I was curious to see what the new direction would be like in action having never been shown actual gameplay footage.

kevin

On March 24, 2012 at 11:30 am

i am in agreement i sincerely hope it is just a delay i really loved what i saw at last years E3 (definitely one of my personal top 5 up and coming games). would break my heart to see this canceled after seeing such promising content.

bob

On March 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm

maybe thay want it as an exclusive for quake con

besause there is no truth to any rumour till offically announced

Prey Tell

On March 30, 2012 at 9:58 am

What?! Who will buy this company and turn it back to good? Clearly, this is what will need to be done.