Prey 2 has been officially cancelled

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Every generation of gaming has that one title that has been stuck in development hell for far, far too long. Games such as Duke Nukem Forever, Daikatana and Team Fortress 2 for a few examples. One other game that was seemingly going nowhere? Prey 2, a sequel to the cult classic topsy-turvy Human Head developed shooter. Details on that game have been rarer than hen’s teeth. But the latest info is overwhelmingly clear: The game is dead.

“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,” Bethesda vice president Pete Hines told CNET.

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’s a franchise we still believe we can do something with — we just need to see what that something is.

Well that’s a pity. The first Prey game was a rather cool shooter that played around with gravity elements and gory visuals in 2006, while the sequel would have starred one US Marshall Killian Samuels. Abducted by aliens, Samuels would come down with an inconvenient case of amnesia and be forced to work his way around the alien world of Exodus as a bounty hunter in order to survive and recover his past.

While it is a pity, I can’t say that I’m too surprised. Prey 2 was announced back in 2011 already with a slick trailer, but any other info wasn’t exactly forthcoming. A right shame then, that the game got cancelled.

Last Updated: October 31, 2014

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