Rumour: Prey 2 Shelved By Bethesda
Written Friday, March 23, 2012 By Richard Walker
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Rumours abound that Bethesda may have cancelled Human Head's Prey 2, the FPS sequel that we last saw at both Gamescom and Bethesda's BFG Showcase in 2011. On each occasion, Prey 2 was looking in fine shape, so a potential cancellation could come as something of a shock.

According to an inside source in a report on Dutch site PS Focus (posted on NeoGAF), intel has been dug up claiming that a Prey 2 presentation scheduled for GDC earlier this month was pulled, as the game had reportedly been shelved by Bethesda. If true, an official announcement is expected next week.

"Yes, Zenimax forced us to pull all Prey 2 related talks from GDC. I'm pretty devastated by the news. This was to be my first conf talk," Human Head's Lead Programmer, Brian Karis tweeted prior to GDC. Bethesda has yet to comment on the rumours surrounding Prey 2.

Check out our Prey 2 preview from last year's Bethesda showcase.

[Via Eurogamer]


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Comment #1 by Wolfwood
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 07:36:55 PM
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Not the 1st time true crime hong kong was shelved 3 months before release

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Comment #2 by southurnbuck
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 07:38:45 PM
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WOW!!! I hope it wasn't canceled. Was really looking forward to this one.

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Comment #3 by Seibei4211
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 07:50:32 PM
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That doesn't make sense. This game looked like it'd be a hit. I really wanted to play it. It was gonna be a day one purchase.

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Comment #4 by Chopin6868
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 08:08:47 PM
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yeah it really looks like one of the more interesting FPS games out there, i hope it gets released after all.

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Comment #5 by osakamitsu
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 09:40:06 PM
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I was really looking forward to this...

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Comment #6 by dmmx32
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 09:56:22 PM
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Damn it

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Comment #7 by terryfu
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 10:25:09 PM
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Saw the trailer and I liked it. Was gonna be in my purchase list. Sad if this is cancelled cos of "corporate" reasons.

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Comment #8 by Ziras
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 11:28:26 PM
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I'd take that with a grain of salt. There were rumors that Doom 4, which is going to be published by Bethesda, was shelved as well. Those were shot down.

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Comment #9 by Genshrooms
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 09:25:44 AM
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Well thats fucking stupid.

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Comment #10 by johnnyhotrocks
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 10:07:06 AM
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Hope not as prey was a good game and was kind of hoping for a great sequel

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Comment #11 by crymsonglacius
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 11:15:45 AM
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This coming from the guys that published WET (I liked the game but it wasn't exactly a hit)

Prey 2 looked promising, I was however severely annoyed that it shared no characteristics of the original and still held the Prey title I feel like it should've been given its whole own title and just referenced that it tied to the Prey universe. It compares to calling a NFS style game Gran Turismo 6.

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Comment #12 by ZACHSP8
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 11:20:38 AM
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I really enjoyed the first Prey but as Prey 2 never caried the story on from first game I don't really care.

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Comment #13 by jdgkorn
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 12:23:49 PM
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@12 I Totally Agree with you. :-)

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Comment #14 by Me Love Cars
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 05:54:12 PM
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I really hope, that, this isn't the case. I was looking forward to this. :(

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Comment #15 by Fanfundy
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 11:40:13 AM
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Hope this is not true. This was sounding like it was gonna be an outstanding game. A single player focused FPS in an open world with aliens. Do not take that away from us!

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Comment #16 by ntucks
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 01:10:24 PM
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yeah but that's still getting released under a different title (Sleeping Dogs)
hopefully it might be the same as that, being called something different to Prey

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Comment #17 by Terminator
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 02:07:24 PM
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I played the first one and hated it but I can't say I'm surprised this got cancelled as very little has been heard from it since that last set of screenshots was released.

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Comment #18 by eLefAdEr
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 02:14:25 PM
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Comment #19 by DarkByke
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 07:10:12 PM
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Publicity stunt. To get a feel of the crowd and to see who is going to purchase it. The real fans are disappointed. They're just doing this to get an estimate of their numbers.

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Comment #20 by RRDude_PBB
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 04:35:42 AM
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no big loss. game didn't look that great. nothing like the first game and has nothing to do with the "Prey" title really.

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