Bethesda may be close to announcing the
cancellation of Prey 2, according to recent rumors from the Dutch
website PS Focus (via Kotaku) that claim a “reliable source” has all but
confirmed the sequel's demise. The report, posted last Friday, added
that developer Human Head Studios was slated to show the game at GDC
2012 earlier this month, but had its presentation canceled by
Bethesda before the event.
Shortly after the report made its
rounds, Bethesda responded to a follow-up call from GameInformer with
a “no comment” reply. Neither it or Human Head Studios have
updated their sites with any information, however the signs don't
Prey 2 was originally revealed for PS3
and Xbox 360 in March 2011 as a (loosely based) sequel to the 2007
gravity-bending original for Xbox 360. When GR last saw it at
E3 2011 (read: E3 2011: Prey 2 preview – an open world, Blade Runner-meets-Mirror’s Edge sci-fi shooter. Sure, why not?), Bethesda and Human Head had
just enough content to get us excited about the open-world bounty
hunting sequel. Unfortunately, the fact that we've heard very little
about it since has us wondering if Bethesda is simply being evasive
until it can announce the game's cancellation under its own terms.
the rumors are true, here's hoping Prey 2 will find life with
another studio. Let us know if you were anticipating this title, and
what you think about its possible fate.