Rumor: Arkane Studios developing Prey 2
posted on 05.31.13 at 01:28 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Old project reportedly scrapped, new project set for 2016.

Arkane Studios, the developer behind Dishonored, are working on the long-silent Prey 2, according to Kotaku sources.

Specifically, the developer’s Austin studio is said to be working on the project, which was previously in development at Human Head Studios, who developed the first game.

Kotaku’s sources say “at least some of the folks” at Arkane are upset and don’t want to make the game.

What’s more, Prey 2 fan site Alien Noire is reporting it was also once in development at Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment, and that Rogue Warrior developer Rebellion turned down the opportunity to make it. Kotaku says it was able to confirm Obsidian’s prior involvement in the game.

After shopping around for a developer, Bethesda decided to have Arkane, who they failed to convince work on it willingly, develop it anyway, the report continues. The team would start from scratch and set a targeted release for 2016.

None of this is confirmed, of course, so take it with a grain of salt for now.

We last officially heard from Prey 2 in April 2012, when Bethesda said the game was not cancelled, but that its development at the time had not progressed satisfactorily.

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  • bloodiOS

    That is one depressing rumour…

  • shogunknight

    2016!!! Thats 3….It better be worth the wait!

  • Bangarang

    Wow, really pumped for this. 10 years later ought to bring about some fresh game play. Interestingly enough, playing Portal reminds me of how I felt when I first played Prey. Loved the level design and really hope Arkane does it justice this time. Enjoyed Dishonored, so I have no doubts :) Can’t wait!

    • bloodiOS

      How good can a game be when those working on the project are angry at the very idea of making it?