Rumor: Prey 2's future uncertain

A rumor has surfaced that Prey 2 may be delayed or cancelled outright.

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Update: 2:36 p.m. with no comment from Bethesda.

When Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia previewed Human Head Studio's Prey 2 back at E3 last year, he came away impressed with the new direction the series seemed to be taking. Open-world bounty hunting is an intriguing concept, to say the least. That's why it's disheartening that a rumor has surfaced indicating that the game might never see the light of day.

Website PSFocus points to a few factors that contribute to the notion that all might not be well with Prey 2. First and foremost is that developer Human Head Studios cancelled three scheduled conferences at GDC 2012, without providing any explanation.

The fact that new information and news about the game has all but vanished since the game's positively-received E3 showing, while not decisively damning, doesn't bode particularly well either for what was expected to be a high-profile title.

Neither publisher Bethesda nor parent company Zenimax have offered any comment on the matter as of yet, though PSFocus is also claiming (based on unnamed sources) that Bethesda will be issuing an official message about the state of Prey 2 sometime next week.

Bethesda's only response was "we don't have any comment."

(via GameInformer)

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    March 23, 2012 5:20 PM

    Jeff Mattas posted a new article, Rumor: Prey 2's future uncertain.

    A rumor has surfaced that Prey 2 may be delayed or cancelled outright.

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      March 23, 2012 5:25 PM

      It's either done and being released or canceled and that dev is going to fold.

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        March 23, 2012 5:26 PM

        either way, people are getting laid off

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      March 23, 2012 6:34 PM

      Please don't cancel this game. You guys had the best title of E3 and by FAR the best demo. If you are concerned about losing money to piracy on the PC or trying to dumb it down for consoles, please consider making it for OnLive. That way you can have the high specs of the PC and even more safety from piracy than M$ can offer with the Xbox. SOOOOOOOOOO excited for this title. Don't let this IP die.

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      March 23, 2012 6:45 PM

      oh goddamnit i was really looking foward to this :(

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      March 23, 2012 6:50 PM

      While I liked the looks of this game, I don't really care because it did not represent Prey at all. Go ahead and make another series out of this game then do a real Prey 2

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        March 25, 2012 10:27 AM

        This should have been prey one instead of the weak game it was. Sorry.

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      March 23, 2012 6:52 PM

      History repeating itself...

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      March 23, 2012 7:00 PM

      Probably Rage's sales made them reevaluate.

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        March 23, 2012 9:05 PM

        Still Skyrim's sales should have helped alleviate any damage that Rage did commercially

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        March 23, 2012 10:24 PM

        Hopefully not; Rage was a slightly scarred single-player with a completely hopeless overhyped "multiplayer" component. Prey 2 had a concept that seemed very fresh... unless it was ultimately unachievable.

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        March 24, 2012 10:52 AM

        Human head is a much better studio than id.

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          March 24, 2012 12:56 PM

          I can't believe you said that, but it's sadly true.

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      March 23, 2012 7:28 PM

      Now this doesn't make any sense. The game looked amazing from all the previews I'd seen. Was probably my most anticipated release of the year. Major bummer if this gets canceled.

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      March 23, 2012 7:34 PM

      DAMMIT BETHESDA! is this is true... why not cancel DNF (2k i know) or flipping RAGE? say it ain't so!

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        March 24, 2012 9:41 AM

        Because Rage is a great game. I had a ton of fun with it.

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        March 24, 2012 10:59 AM

        I seriously think Rage was the last nail in the coffin for their FPS bombs as of late.

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          March 25, 2012 12:38 PM

          I don't claim to know anything about video game financing, but I don't think Rage was a bomb in any sense except among the vocal internet posters.

          VG Chartz might not be 100% accurate but I can believe it sold at least a million on each console, plus I'm sure hundred thousands PC players picked it up on sale like me at least.

          I had plenty of fun with it. Sure, it wasn't great but it was still pretty good in production values and execution. Best enemy animation in a game by far. Solid feel to combat, although too easy.

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      March 23, 2012 7:45 PM

      What the fuck?! This was one of my most anticipated titles. :(

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      March 23, 2012 7:50 PM

      This is so depressing....I really wanted to play this game :(

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      March 23, 2012 9:06 PM

      Dammit! I want to play PREY again, why in the hell isn't it on Steam?

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        March 23, 2012 10:22 PM

        Back when 2K was publishing it, they ran out of keys.

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      March 23, 2012 10:23 PM

      I'll just say it here: FUCK, Nick!

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      March 24, 2012 2:28 AM

      This is terrible news! Everyone post (politely!) on bethesdas pages and twitter to say you want to see the game!

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      March 24, 2012 5:21 AM

      Nooooooo, I was so looking forward to it, the things that were coming out about it made it sound downright amazing.

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      March 24, 2012 9:07 AM

      They should just change the name from Prey 2 to Prey: The Hunted. ;)

      Seriously, though, I had high hopes for this title. I hope this is just rumor.

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      March 24, 2012 9:09 AM

      maybe gearbox will save it like dnf!

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      March 24, 2012 9:26 AM

      Initially I was upset at the news. It was the best game shown at e3. Since yesterday it sounds like the project was really in trouble. Things like the E3 trailer, even the game play was a cgi mock up like Killzone 3 was.

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        March 24, 2012 1:22 PM

        Uh no it wasn't.

        Their E3 demo was playable, controller in hand playable.

        Was it scripted? Yes like many a E3 demo but it was not some cgi mock up

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      March 24, 2012 9:35 AM

      i watched the cinematic trailer yesterday because ive been looking forward to the game and now this a day later :(

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      March 24, 2012 9:35 PM

      Anything that came from 3dr needs to die, this is good news.

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      March 25, 2012 3:38 AM

      Fuck Bethesda.

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      March 25, 2012 7:38 AM

      Thank You. I would rather not see Prey 2. It is nothing like the first one. NO portals and gravity shift. I will pass. Just start a new IP instead of destroying this one.

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        March 25, 2012 11:42 PM

        Who's this 'Picard;' jackass? Star Trek's nothing without Kirk!

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          March 27, 2012 8:54 AM

          Did you even play the first Prey? At least both Star Treks have similarities. The Prey 2 trailer has nothing that resembles the first game in any fashion excepted the name.

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      March 26, 2012 2:40 AM

      Shame, I really liked Prey. That trailer was plenty expensive, though.

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      March 26, 2012 3:59 AM

      Still no update?! Damn