Bethesda Softworks has officially announced today the development of Prey 2, set for release in 2012 on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
Human Head Studios, the original development team, is currently working on the game and it will use id Software’s id Tech 5 game engine, which is the current engine being used on Rage.
“We are thrilled to be working with Bethesda on Prey 2. Prey 2 will provide gamers the opportunity to explore a new facet of the Prey universe, one that offers fast-paced action in an open, alien world. We’re excited to show gamers the title we have been working on and hope they will be as excited by this title as we are.” –Chris Rhinehart, project lead
Prey 2 was originally announced back in 2008 when it was under the control of 3D Realms and the Radar Group, a development company headed by Scott Miller of Apogee Software.
From the amazing animation house Blur Studio comes the E3 2011 teaser trailer for Bethesda and Human Head Studios’ Prey 2. In Prey 2 we find former U.S. Marshal turned bounty hunter Killian Samuels running down targets through the vast alien vistas and clustered alleyways of Exodus.
Prey feels a lot like Doom, in a good way, and if it was half as long it wouldn’t have felt boring either. The enemy designs are what give it that feel, Prey doesn’t even pretend to have enemy AI, all of the enemies follow obvious patterns but they’re still fun to fight just like the enemies in Doom. After a while though, it just becomes boring because there’s not enough variety to last the length of the game. The early parts of the game show off some cool concepts with a lot of promise, but they never get expanded upon which is disappointing because you can feel the wasted potential. After a few hours the game becomes pretty generic, only occasionally introducing new ideas which still are not expanded on much. The interesting parts are great, but there’s too much in between them that drags the game down.
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Well it appears that Prey 2 is in development and not going to be the freaking amazing project that Human Head was working on but instead be turned into a System Shock flavored game. Which isn’t a bad turn for the series I guess, but I’ll miss what Human Head could have delivered.
On a good note Human Head is working on another open world game, I’m hoping it incorporates a lot of what they were doing for Prey 2.
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Prey 2 Still in Production, Not Coming Out Anytime Soon
Looks as if the rumors of Human Head’s sequel getting the axe were just that; rumors. But the notion of cancellation does stem from the very real troubles the studio has faced with Prey 2’s production.
Squashing whispers of cancellation (way after the rumors began making the rounds), publisher Bethesda confirmed in a statement that the game is officially delayed well past Prey 2 ever seeing a 2012 release. Bethesda admits that “the delay is due to the fact that game development has not progressed satisfactorily this past year, and the game does not currently meet our quality standards." Yowch.
Human Head Studios is no stranger to delay, of course, as the original Prey hurdled through multiple postponements. Although, I should mention that Prey was hit with enough delays to its development cycle for it to hibernate through two entire console generations. I don’t think we’ll be waiting years for Prey 2…But I wonder if that’s what people were saying when Prey was announced for the N64?
Prey 2 isn’t dead and there’s a glimmer of hope in that for sci-fi shooter fiends (even though I’m sure games like Aliens: Colonial Marines and Halo 4 will distract you space farers well enough this year). I’ll keep you posted.