Prey 2: Bethesda denies Arkane involvement, unreleased screenshots appear online
posted on 08.02.13 at 05:53 PM EDT 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.

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  • Chestnut Bowl

    Good! As long as the final product is as fun as the trailer promised it would be.

    • AHox

      Agreed, and i’d love to see Tommy in a scene or something.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Hallelujah.

  • https://www.teepublic.com/user/ECM ECM

    HH is NOT working on this game. Whatever you think Hines is saying here, it isn’t true.

    Period.

    Check your sources and do your job as a journalist instead of taking what company PR mouthpieces say as absolute truth.

    • Adam Meadows

      Hello ECM,

      This story wasn’t presented particularly well. Instead of just reporting what he told Rock, Paper, Shotgun – and letting people interpret that for themselves – I made a possible interpretation of what he said, instead of letting it speak for itself.

      It’s certainly a possible interpretation, I think. But it’s one I should not have made.

      We’ve updated the story appropriately.

      Thanks for the comment,

      Adam

      • Invisbin

        That must’ve been so hard for you. I commend your balls of steel.

        • Sevyne

          Yeah, seriously. Massive balls of steel.

          • McPoo

            They’re not that big, I’ve seen them.

    • https://www.teepublic.com/user/ECM ECM

      LOL, voted down because a patently false story was promulgated and someone gets called out for it! Classic! I love the Internet, where it’s preferable that rumors run riot–and damage reputations*–than the record being set straight, post-haste.

      (Never mind that I was correct! That’s not important! Whats important is that the Internet is insane!)

      *Make no mistake, this sordid tale has done lots of harm to basically all parties involved, though in Beth’s case, it’s mostly self-inflicted.

      • McPoo

        I think you’re probably getting those down votes not because you’re correcting the story, but because you went about it in a way that made you sound like a complete ass hole.

        #benice

  • Zackasaur

    Great!!!

    Arkane should be working on more Dishonored magic.

  • Hidayat246

    and what once again 4chan save the days