Prey 2: Still in limbo, but still not officially cancelled either

Developer Human Head has restated Prey 2 remains in a state of limbo, but hasn’t been canned by publisher Bethesda. The update comes via a tweet from Human Head designer Nathan Cheever. He says:

“P2 hasn’t been officially cancelled, only in limbo.”

Cheever correctly points out this isn’t entirely new news as Bethesda said back in April that Prey 2 “has not been cancelled but the game will not be released in 2012 as planned. The delay is due to the fact that game development has not progressed satisfactorily this past year, and the game does not currently meet our quality standards.”

But while it’s a case of ‘nothing to see here’, the fact there has been no reportable change in the game’s ‘on-hold’ status for six months is hardly reassuring and does set alarm bells ringing for the future of Prey 2.

Prey 2 was originally scheduled for a 2012 release on PC, 360, and PS3.

Source: Kotaku


  • snipes101 - October 16, 2012 10:01 a.m.

    Why will Bethesda give a strange game like Dishonored a chance but not this one? Something tells me that quality standards aren't the problem here.
  • ObliqueZombie - October 16, 2012 9:28 a.m.

    I hope it turns out well, because I was really excited to see where they were gonna go with it. I liked what I saw so far. But in the mean time, I'll sink much too much time in the other Bethesda-published free-running game Dishonored.
  • Jbo87 - October 16, 2012 5:43 a.m.

    Not always a terrible thing. Splinter Cell Conviction was delayed for ages. They took it back to the drawing board modified just about everything and imo it turned out awesome. Having said that this is hardly a high profile game so maybe they'll scrap this project and use it to form the basis of something different. My other thought was that Prey 2 seems to share a lot of similarities to Dishonoured, (in the freedom of movement/player choice department anyway) and Bethesda might have wanted to avoid releasing these games such a short time from each other.
  • jackthemenace - October 16, 2012 8:22 a.m.

    That second point's interesting, but I doubt it. I mean, they're both somewhat similar, but also VERY different. With stuff like BF3 and MW3 releasing almost simultaneously, I don't think Bethesda are thinking that this is too similar, so they want to set it back. It's nice to hear it's not been cancelled, since it's something I've been wanting to see more of, although I don't know if I'd ever buy it- it seems like more of a rent/borrow title to me.

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