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Prey 2 “was a full game, fun,” says former writer

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I don't care how Geoff gets me back for this, it was WORTH IT!

If there’s one game that I’m hoping to see at E3, besides the console version of Farming Simulator 2013, it’s Prey 2. It’s been a couple of years now since it debuted, and since then it’s been passed around like a bottle at a teenager slumber party. And according to one guy who worked on it, it’s a “crazy fun” game.

According to the narrative designer and writer on that game, Jason L. Blair via VG247, Prey 2 was starting to shape up nicely during the final months of development.

Blair took to Twitter last week, after rumours of Dishonoured developer Arkane Studios taking over the title had begun to make the rounds.

“This Prey 2/Arkane rumor is giving new life to a lot of old lies,” Blair tweeted. “I’m been quiet about this whole business but can’t stay so anymore”.

I’ve worked at/with Human Head Games for years, including different stages of Prey 2 development .I was narrative designer/writer on Prey 2 for the last six months of its development at Human Head. It was a lot more than a demo. Prey 2 was a full game. And a crazy fun one. The team was small but you wouldn’t have known it.

What happened to Prey 2, from where I sat, was political. And petty. And potentially litigable. Human Head had a great game. I was heartbroken when Prey 2 went into limbo. Human Head deserved to have that game released. Frankly, they needed it.

As for Arkane, I’ve enjoyed what I played of Dishonored. They have the chops. If the rumor is true, they’ll likely do well with Prey 2. But I mourn that Prey 2 won’t belong to Human Head. I mourn that my friends won’t get recognition for what they accomplished.

It’s kind of sad when a game gets shifted between too many developers. Each studio has their own signature style, but too many cooks and the spoiled broth and all that. I’m positive that we’ll see some mention of Prey 2 at E3 at least, but hopefully it’ll be in a form that benefits from all the various studios that have worked on it.

Last Updated: June 3, 2013

35 Comments

  1. Header image of the century. Oh man… I cannot wait to see the retaliation strike!

    Also… gimme Prey 2!

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  2. Admiral Chief Commander

    June 3, 2013 at 14:03

    WHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Reply

  3. Admiral Chief Commander

    June 3, 2013 at 14:03

    HEADER WARS = ENABLED!!!

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 3, 2013 at 14:04

      I cannot wait to see what happens now hehehehe

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Commander

        June 3, 2013 at 14:04

        *puts popcorn in microwave, empties bowel and bladder, grabs popcorn and beer, and waits in UBER anticipation*

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        • Lord Chaos

          June 3, 2013 at 14:05

          This could get scary…

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          • Admiral Chief Commander

            June 3, 2013 at 14:05

            I know, can’t wait!

            EDIT: Oh crap, this might mean Manly Mondays are back O_O

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 3, 2013 at 14:14

            Oh no! Crossdress Mondays!

          • Trevor Davies

            June 3, 2013 at 14:15

            Don’t crossdress the IONS!

          • Admiral Chief Commander

            June 3, 2013 at 14:38

            Unless its a hawt girl dressing in only a speedo

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          June 3, 2013 at 14:06

          *grabs an extra 6 pack and some Astros (No good movie is complete without Astros)

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          • Admiral Chief Commander

            June 3, 2013 at 14:06

            Agreed

  4. Admiral Chief Commander

    June 3, 2013 at 14:04

    Suggestion: Include that awesome Prey 2 video in this article, cuz DAAAAAAAAAMN that was cool!

    Reply

  5. Trevor Davies

    June 3, 2013 at 14:07

    Darryn, you are the Batman!

    Reply

  6. Admiral Chief Commander

    June 3, 2013 at 14:10

    This pictawr is just so damn awesome!!!

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 3, 2013 at 14:11

      Hahahaha. We must be able to use this somewhere for something. Like hype train, banhammer, le sigh etc. We need to find a use for this!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Commander

        June 3, 2013 at 14:12

        Hold the phone, gonna edit it a wee bit

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    • That Tall Twit

      June 3, 2013 at 14:12

      Been looking at it for 10 minutes now, and I am still laughing.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Commander

        June 3, 2013 at 14:14

        I can just imagine Geoff doing the arms dancing thing

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        • That Tall Twit

          June 3, 2013 at 14:15

          I don’t know who should be worried more. Darryn (the creator of this
          mighty fine form of digital terrorism) or John (for not knowing what
          lurks behind him).

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 3, 2013 at 14:18

            Guys, please stop. The tears are rolling I am laughing so much.

          • That Tall Twit

            June 3, 2013 at 14:22

            I have not stopped laughing. My stomach is killing me.

    • That Tall Twit

      June 3, 2013 at 14:23

      Image…saved to HDD.

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      June 3, 2013 at 14:25

      Even I think it’s awesome. 🙂

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        June 3, 2013 at 14:28

        Reply

      • mancera

        June 3, 2013 at 14:34

        O.o

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    • Trevor Davies

      June 3, 2013 at 14:30

      He’ll have to change his blurb at the base of his articles.

      “I’m old, grumpy & more than a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a red dress, and a burning desire to dance!”

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      • Admiral Chief Commander

        June 3, 2013 at 14:32

        WHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        June 3, 2013 at 14:32

        Winning!

        Reply

      • That Tall Twit

        June 3, 2013 at 14:35

        THAT. WAS. EPIC!

        Reply

    • Rinceandspit...

      June 3, 2013 at 14:39

      Win on so many levels!

      Reply

  7. That Tall Twit

    June 3, 2013 at 14:11

    Winning header of the month.

    Reply

  8. ElimiNathan

    June 3, 2013 at 14:25

    Yes!

    Reply

  9. Admiral Chief Commander

    June 3, 2013 at 14:54

    In case you missed it:

    Reply

  10. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    June 3, 2013 at 15:05

    If this game never comes out, that will be the REAL tragedy

    Reply

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