Rumor: Bethesda to announce Prey 2 canning next week

Friday, 23rd March 2012 20:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Take this for what it is at the moment (a massive rumor) but Bethesda will apparently announce Prey 2′s cancellation next week.

According to PS Focus, a “reliable source” has said the Human Head Studios title has been cancelled, which explains the lack of new information on the game since it was announced, as well as three planned conferences which were also cancelled over last few months.

The site said an official announcement on the game’s cancellation will be released by Bethesda next week.

When asked for comment, Bethesda told us it doesn’t “comment on rumors,” while a spokesperson for the firm told VideogameWriters: “Thanks for reaching out. We aren’t commenting on this story.”

Announced in March 2011, the game’s slated for release on PC and consoles this year.

Thanks, Colin.



  1. LOLshock94


    #1 3 years ago
  2. LOLshock94


    #2 3 years ago
  3. ItsFade

    The fuck Bethesda, hope it’s not be true. Game looks awesome.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. LOLshock94

    is there anyway someone can buy the rights like square did for true crime, hopefully someone buys the rights of cocksuckerthesda

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Mystic Sage

    They better not cancel this game it looked like it was going to be amazing I was really looking forward to this one.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Sam Clay

    Woah. That wouldn’t be cool.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Talkar

    TBH, after Fallout 3, i’ve lowered my expectations for what Bethesda are capable of delivering. But if they actually cancelled this project, i think they’ve reached a low i didn’t even know existed o.O

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Gizkata

    FUCK :|

    #8 3 years ago
  9. pennyman

    man Prey 2 looked great when we saw it last year – here’s our preview

    #9 3 years ago
  10. NeoSquall

    what the flying FUCK?

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Colin Gallacher

    Just passing on what I’ve heard. I hope it isn’t.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Stephany Nunneley

    I’m pretty much off the clock now, but I will be checking my inbox for any response on the matter into the evening. I will update the post if I get word back.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Takeshi

    Well, not my most anticipated game of 2012, but I did like the preview of it. Sad if true.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    What the fuss is about?

    Prey 1 was not a good game. Prey 2 trailers were cool, but that does not say anything that it will be a good product in the end.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. The_Red


    This HAS to be April’s Fool. It HAS to be. Otherwise, it shows Bethesda has completely gone insane and cancelled a seriously promising title. For fuck’s sake, this was one of the best games during an E3 that had BioShock Infinite, Batman Arkham City, Skyrim and Tomb Raider. WTF!?

    April’s Fools or FUCK Bethesda.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. AHA-Lambda

    what?! But WHY?! It looked awesome! ;_;

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Pytox

    I hope this is not true, I liked the gameplay footage they previewed very much

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Garo

    What!?! Game already on my wishlist!!

    #18 3 years ago
  19. mickey2002

    These sort of rumors normally do lead to something thou :/ looked decent too.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Talyis

    Wow wtf seriously, it looked to be the most intriguing fps in a long time I mean come on a space bounty hunter friggin badass!

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Edo please I beg you Bethesda tell us this is not true!!!!!!!!

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Phoenixblight

    I have yet to see any actual gameplay saw screenshots and trailers but no actual gameplay. Bathesda had put a lot of money into marketing though even gave money to Blur who doesn’t do trailers for cheap.

    I would say that the developers couldn’t deliever what was promised and Bathesda had to cut the leash.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. fearmonkey

    I haven’t seen much in the way of actual gameplay on this and was wondering how the game was panning out. I loved the first Prey by Human head and was disappointed when they weren’t continuing the story of the original main character. Prey 2 seemed so different than the original, I couldn’t understand their design choice.
    I was hoping to get the chance to play it and see if they could make those ambitious ideas work.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. _LarZen_

    The game looks like crap so no loss if it gets cancelled…

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Moonwalker1982

    Bethesda’s ‘no comment’ should say enough sadly :(

    #25 3 years ago
  26. TheWulf

    @14 (Erthazus)

    Whilst it may not have been some ‘super epic’ or whatever the kids are saying these days, it was interesting. In fact, if I put it in the context of a shooter, it was genuinely interesting for many reasons. I’d say the same about Bulletstorm.

    But then, I have weird tastes.

    Sometimes I want to be the native american who’s romping around an alien-manufactured human farm, and using strange spiritual powers to stay alive. It’s more involving than being Man in Military Uniform A shooting Man in Military Uniform B, that’s for sure.

    I suppose it just comes down to tastes, and what you’re looking for. An unusual concept can carry a game in my opinion. I’d go so far as to say that an unusual concept, if it’s a really good one, can carry a game and make it far more memorable than the polished dross we often get.

    So whilst it might not have been the most ‘super epic’ game ever, it was–to say it again–interesting.

    It needed to exist.

    And, to be honest, based on the trailers for Prey 2 … I really hope that that exists as well.


    Because Samurai Jack, because Farscape, because Titan A.E., and to a lesser extent because Voyager, because Andromeda, because Anachronox, hell… because Toonstruck.

    There are too few examples of taking a human completely out of their element and putting them in a situation so bizarre that it becomes hard for them to even find their way, and they just do whatever they can to survive. That’s what Crichton did in Farscape, and what Jack did in his cartoon. It’s an interesting situation.

    What would you do in a completely alien, futuristic world?” is admittedly a question better answered with an RPG, but even a shooter could at least do bring something out of the left field with it, thanks to a concept like that.

    I’m not sure whether it’s an alien occupied earth they’re showing in the trailer, or just some human guy out there in the vastness of the Universe, but it’s still a fun concept to play with no matter how you look at it. In the trailer we see he’s trying to make ends meet by becoming a bounty hunter. What more is there to that story?

    I want to see that story told.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. TheWulf

    @23 (fearmonkey)

    If you watch the intro with the plane crash, you can see what they’re doing with it. It’s in the same Universe and it’s a continuation. It’s just from a different perspective.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. LOLshock94

    @26 agreed, though i hated bulletstorm and prey 1 but prey 2 just looks awesome

    #28 3 years ago
  29. voxelman

    Let me guess this is the same source that said that Doom 4 was cancelled, which turned out to be false. Prey 2 look extremely promising from what was shown and considering that Bethesda put out games like Brink I doubt they would cancel something that looks as good as Prey 2 did. I mean it’s not like Bethesda is strapped for cash after Skyrim sold over 10 million copies in a few months.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Phoenixblight


    Nothing has been shown other than screenshots of trailers that are not ingame just cutscenes or pieces from Blur’s trailer. Nothing of the actual game has been shown.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. LOLshock95


    #31 3 years ago
  32. rossgamer1986

    Ok ok, this cancellations is shocking alright, but can you guys tell me how is this even fuck!ng possible??!:

    #32 3 years ago
  33. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Erm…. With a pc you could easily put that design on a disc and knock up that sleeve.

    Or y’know the guy has a DeLorean/Tardis.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Phoenixblight


    Thank you but not like it matters anymore though.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. YoungZer0

    You better be fucking kidding me!

    This is in my top10 of the games i want this year. What the fuck went wrong? The gameplay looked amazing!

    If you haven’t seen any gameplay, just google it, the game looks exactly what the trailer promises.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. diego-rbb-93


    I´ve been waiting for this game a lot of years, I was extremly excited when they finally announced. What the fuck have just happened!?

    #36 3 years ago
  37. LOLshock94

    @34 LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL stop talking to yourself you faggot

    #37 3 years ago
  38. OrbitMonkey

    Apparently a exec overheard it described as Strangers Wrath in space… Took one look at the sales Stranger made and thought “Fuck that!!” ;-)

    #38 3 years ago
  39. absolutezero

    Cancel a game outright : “Oh hey it was more than likely going to be shitty anyway, I never had any interest in it at all, why all the fuss?”

    Ask a developer to fix something thats broken : “NO fuck you entitlement issues, they made the game that they wanted how dare you questions them whiney baby tears.”

    Stay classy video games.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. diego-rbb-93

    Thank you for your “Headshot of the day” to Phoenix, Lolshock. Thanks for the Stage Demo too, I didn´t see that one.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. The_Red

    I’m still hoping for April’s fools! Prey 2′s gameplay shown at E3 simply looked to good to be cancelled.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Stephany Nunneley

    Bethesda told us it does not comment on rumors. The comment has been added to the post.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Edo

    @39 That’s just Earth talking(out of his ass AGAIN),the majority of the gamers that were even remotely interested in this game are(or will be) really disappointed,if Bethesda confirms this,and I REALLY hope they don’t.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. Christopher Jack

    Hate that whole “we don’t comment on rumours or speculation” bullshit maybe if they’re trying to surprise their user-base- maybe, but I think knowledge of the progress of products & services are important for the consumers to be immediately updated with.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. Freek

    That trailer looked really cool, but that was just a movie. Who knows what the game actually was or wether they were ever able to get that concept to work in gameplay form.
    Looking good in a movie and “being a game you can sell for 60 bucks” are two vastely different things.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. TheWulf


    Why must people constantly remind me of how utterly disappointed I am by gamer xenophobia? It’s like all the classics, no matter how far you go back. Beyond Good & Evil, Anachronox, Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, Stranger’s Wrath…

    See, it’s days like this where if I could upload my open-mindedness to the brain of every person alive, I would. Because people disappoint me, no imagination, no sense of adventure or romance… ultimately so, so boring.

    Oddworld was always as strange as strange gets really, though. It doesn’t surprise me that it’s never sold well. People just want desaturated modern day shooters. And there’s that pall of doom again.

    #46 3 years ago
  47. OrbitMonkey

    ^ so you would basically brainwash the world to achieve your utopia? How noble!!


    #47 3 years ago
  48. Edo

    @45 Da faq do you mean “Who knows what the game actually was or wether they were ever able to get that concept to work in gameplay form.”!?!?There are numerous GAMEPLAY videos on youtube that show exactly that…GAMEPLAY!

    #48 3 years ago
  49. TheWulf


    Oh, come on, you know I didn’t say that. Opening a person up to new possibilities isn’t the same as forcing any particular choices upon them. Believe me, I’m familiar with psychology (including NLP and conditioning), and that’s a very goal-oriented thing.

    If anything it would be a brain upgrade. Closed-mindedness seems to stem from limited hardware, likely squandered white matter when they had it (not exposed to enough new experiences in their formative years).

    So essentially – no, not brainwashing. Nice try, though.

    #49 3 years ago
  50. LOLshock95

    @37 WTF !!??

    #50 3 years ago
  51. Edo

    Oh great….there’s two of them now.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. LOLshock94

    @51 dont worry there will be a third soon

    #52 3 years ago

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