Prey 2 scheduled for release in 2012

It's an announcement that won't surprise a whole lot of people, but Bethesda has just officially confirmed the sequel to the Xbox 360/PC hit Prey. Prey 2 will be coming out some time next year.

Actually, we've known for some time that Prey 2 was in development. 3D Realms, the producer of the original Prey, announced a sequel in 2008. However, the rights to the franchise were transferred to Bethesda, leaving some question as to the fate of Prey 2.

Despite being in limbo and then thrown into a new environment, the game is still very much on the table. Developer Human Head Studios remains at the back end, so players can expect consistency with its predecessor.

Above: The original Prey, released in 2006

The game creators described the sequel's storyline saying, "This time, abandoned and framed for the disappearance of his family and girlfriend, Tommy escapes an Earth that no longer wants him for a future that cannot survive without him."

Prey originally came out in 2006, and there have been a lot of advancements in game development since then. Developers say Prey 2 will use "the cutting edge id tech engine from id Software," so we can hopefully expect some pretty decent visuals.

Aside from a release confirmation and a very blank 2012 target, the only other major detail to be confirmed is that it will be on the Xbox 360 and PC, and will also be going multiplatform this time, on PS3.

Mar 14, 2011

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  • Skaarj - March 15, 2011 4:09 p.m.

    classic intro, to this day if im in a pub and don't fear the reaper starts to play, i look up. for those that don't know what im on about, play the game :D
  • InsomniacGamer - March 14, 2011 11:31 p.m.

    Wow i didnt think they where even making a second game after 3d realms bit the dust this is awsome news
  • chriszewski - March 14, 2011 10:27 p.m.

    The first game was pretty good for a launch title, but it failed to hold my interest. Still, I will be giving the sequel a chance.
  • 4fromK - March 14, 2011 9:58 p.m.

    didn't you fly a spaceship into the sun at the end? plus, walking on the ceiling, being miniaturized, portals before portal, and planetoids with gravity fields FTW
  • Redeater - March 14, 2011 9:39 p.m.

    I really liked the first one. I never understood the hatred towards it. For all those dinks that had a problem with not being able to really die.......who the hell dies in a fps these days anyways??
  • cart00n - March 14, 2011 9:34 p.m.

    Suhwheeeeet! Can I get a Halleluia?!
  • Shagnasty - March 14, 2011 9:10 p.m.

    Excellent! I loved the first one! I never thought this'd actually see light.
  • AlphaSignalSeven - March 14, 2011 8:54 p.m.

    Wow its been so long since I played Prey I can't even remember the ending. It pioneered the Portal in FPS' though, peopel seem to forget that
  • OnyxOblivion - March 14, 2011 6:59 p.m.

    Ahh...My first FPS ever. I sucked so much, that I died a lot before I even not the infinite life ability. And finally, that damn cliffhanger will get resolved.
  • Darkhawk - March 14, 2011 6:44 p.m.

    The original Prey was amazing. One of the best scripted openings in FPS history.
  • KrEid - March 14, 2011 6:39 p.m.

    Yes... just... yes :D
  • Ariaka - March 14, 2011 6:39 p.m.

    This makes me very happy. I loved the original Prey.
  • MancisFrorkYorgan - March 14, 2011 6:25 p.m.

    I can't wait. The original Prey nailed the tricky 'alien apocalypse' theme perfectly, and incorporated some really interesting ideas, especially for an early release. Roll on 2012, and with it, Prey 2.
  • FlikNightshade - March 14, 2011 6:25 p.m.

    This is the last seal of the apocalypse. Please, don't let this game free!

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