Way back at E3 2011, Human Head Studios wowed the gaming world with a pretty awesome trailer for Prey 2. A sequel to the 2006 Xbox 360/PC original, Prey 2 would have gamers taking control of an amnesiac bounty hunter as he sought to unravel the mysteries of both his past and the alien world he found himself on.
However, after this event, little was heard from Prey 2 until it reached the point that basically no one actually thought it was going to be released. Well that prophecy has rung true with IP owners Bethesda officially cancelling the game.
In an interview with CNET, Bethesda Vice President Pete Hines went on to say “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. “
So there it is, a promising game bites the dust, which is always a shame but if the product was in such a shambles then there is no doubting that Bethesda has done the right thing. Maybe one day the franchise will be revived but for the moment at least the Prey franchise is dead and buried.