Prey 2, which was officially announced 3 years ago in 2011, was the planned sequel to 2006’s well-received Xbox 360 (later released on PC, Mac OS, and Linux) video game, Prey.
Unfortunately for fans of the original Prey, Bethesda Softworks’ vice president, Pete Hines, has confirmed at PAX Australia that development on Prey 2 has ceased, and that the video game has been officially cancelled.
Read more details on Bethesda’s cancellation of Prey 2 after the break.
Bethesda Softworks Officially Cancels Prey 2
For those unfamiliar with Prey 2’s planned narrative, its plot centered around on a man named Killian Samuels, an amnesiac U.S. Marshal abducted by aliens, who subsequently starts working as a bounty hunter on an alien world – Exodus. A main story point throughout the game is Samuel’s struggle to remember his life prior to his abduction.
An impressive trailer for the game debuted at E3 2011, and initially caught the eye of many fans, however as time went on, news and announcements surrounding the title gradually began to drop off. Many members of the gaming community believed that the game had been sentenced to gaming development hell – a belief that took a few years to be realized, ended up true nonetheless.
Pete Hines said the following in regards to Bethesda’s cancellation of Prey 2:
“It was game we believed in, but we never felt that it got to where it needed to be – we never saw a path to success if we finished it. It wasn’t up to our quality standard, and we decided to cancel it. It’s no longer in development. That wasn’t an easy decision, but it’s one that won’t surprise many folks given that we hadn’t been talking about it. Human Head Studios is no longer working on it. It’s a franchise we still believe we can do something with — we just need to see what that something is.”
You can watch the aforementioned Prey 2 trailer below (if you want to torture yourself and see what could have been).
What are your thoughts on Bethesda’s cancellation of Prey 2? Were you a fan of the original game? Are you hopeful that Bethesda may do something with the Prey franchise later on down the line? Why or why not?
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