And the moment of truth has come. During this year’s PAX Australia, Bethesda’s vice president Pete Hines told CNET that Prey 2 has been officially cancelled. Yeap, Prey 2 is no more, despite some earlier rumors suggesting Arkane Studios picking up development after Human Head Studios’ decision to cease the game’s development.
“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,” Pete Hines told CNET and continued:
“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.”
And that is that. Prey 2 has been officially cancelled and it’s no longer in development.
While there is a possibility that Arkane may be experimenting behind closed doors with this franchise, we are pretty sure that we won’t see anything for a long time. Let’s not forget that Arkane is currently working on the sequel to Dishonored. Not only that, but Arkane is not a huge studio in order to work simultaneously on two projects.
RIP Prey 2. You will be missed!