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id Owner ZeniMax Obtains Prey Rights

ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Doom creator id Software and Fallout 3 developer Bethesda, has now acquired the rights to the gravity-bending shooter franchise Prey.

While the company has yet to make an official statement, superannutation dug up a document that shows Radar Group transferring ownership to ZeniMax in July, backing up an overlooked report from More recently, ZeniMax registered the Prey trademark under video games, books, movies, and television shows.

The first Prey (PC, X360) made it to stores in 2006 care of Human Head, which had worked with then-property owner 3D Realms on the long-in-development project. A sequel was later announced by Radar Group--a so-called entertainment incubator formed by 3DR exec Scott Miller--but nothing has been said since. Going by the USPTO, Radar handed the rights to ZeniMax within a month of getting them from 3DR.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    September 8, 2009 10:44 AM

    I dug Prey. I hope they can do some new stuff with the IP and make a sequel that fixes the niggling issues with the first game.

    I'm still blown away that the thing even saw the light of day.

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