Prey 2: Bethesda denies Arkane involvement, unreleased screenshots appear online
posted on 08.02.13 at 05:53 PM EST by (@admeady)
Bethesda denies Arkane involvement with troubled project.

Development on Prey 2 has not been moved to Arkane Studios, according to Bethesda’s marketing vice president Pete Hines.

“No,” Hines told Rock Paper Shotgun when asked if development on the game has moved to the Dishonored developer, dispelling rumors that the studio had been handed the reigns for the project, which was described as being “simply not good enough” in June.

“All of that stuff, I have no idea where it came from. The Human Head Prey 2 thing is the Human Head Prey 2 thing. Arkane is over here, and they’re doing their thing, and that’s for them to work on. We’ll be ready to talk about what they’re working on when it gets closer to release.”

Describing it as not being “where it needed to be,” Hines said that the game wasn’t “meeting expectations” set by both Bethesda and Human Head.

“We’re not just gonna proceed with a plan of putting this thing out until that gets addressed in a way that we feel like will be worth all this time and attention.”

Meanwhile, over on 4chan (via VG247), 35 alleged unreleased screenshots of Prey 2 have been posted. View them at the gallery.