Hey guys. Sorry to break this to you, but Prey 2 has officially been canceled. I know you’ve enjoyed speculating and making jokes for some time now, but Bethesda has determined that open season on the missing title finally has to come to an end.
In an interview with CNET, Bethesda Vice President Pete Hines officially laid the game to rest, confirming that it has been canceled and will never be coming out.
“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.
Prey was a first-person shooter from Human Head Studios way back in 2006, and it achieved a modest following and decent review scores. In terms of long lasting impressions, all I can remember about it was that it starred a Native American protagonist. As for the rest of it, it got lost somewhere in the forgotten library shelves of my memory somewhere between F.E.A.R., Black, and the rest of the pre-BioShock games of the FPS boom in 2006.
It was a product of its time that could possibly be remembered more for its vaporware sequel that never happened. Prey 2 was officially announced in 2011, but hints of its development lead all the way back to 2008. I mean, to say that this was expected would be an understatement, but recent miracles have shown that games can still make it out and even look great after such a long period of development limbo.
Not so for Prey 2 though. We’ve joked, poked, prodded, and waited for long enough. The dream is officially over, even if we all knew it had ended years ago.