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.