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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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