Prey 2 countdown site appears, will unlock in 27 days – rumor

Saturday, 2nd February 2013 15:05 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A countdown site going by the name of “Alien Noire” has popped up online, and NeoGAF users have dissected the source code, which seems to point towards a Prey 2 reveal in 27 days.

According to information gleaned from the GAF post, the source code contains the tags: Prey, Prey2, Prey 2, FPS, Bethesda Softworks, Human Head Studios, Alien Noire – all traces of which have since been edited out of the source code.

At the bottom, it also says: “Tommy needs your help,” and the domain is listed under : The Collective – 17677 S. Muskogee Ave – Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

This makes some sense really: Prey’s main character, Tommy, is Cherokee, and the actual real-life town of Tahlequah – situated in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains – is the capital city for two federally recognized Cherokee tribes in Oklahoma: the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee and the modern Cherokee Nation; plus, Tommy lives on a reservation in Tahlequah in the game.

Also, The Collective could refer to the Prey 2 character Dra’Gar, who is the mafia gang leader of Ceros, and has the ability to teleport.

If you look at the symbols on the teaser site, it looks as though it will morph into the Prey 2 font once the countdown finishes.

We’ll mail Bethesda, but don’t expect any admission if they are hell-bent on teasing us. Plus, as Superannuation notes, the domain is registered through Dreamhost, which is “chiefly a personal domain registrar.” Super also notes that more the site is looked into the more “fan-based” it seems, plus Human Head seems to have moved on to other projects.

Therefore, the countdown site could also just be a hateful trick by someone. It has happened before. If it is indeed the later, don’t blame me. I just work here.

Thanks, Gematsu.



  1. monkeygourmet

    Move it to next gen please

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Mike W


    And make it look like the CGI they displayed a couple of years ago. :)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. monkeygourmet



    I think it’s getting to the point where the scope for games has grown beyond what creaking old consoles can offer:

    Sleeping Dogs
    GTA 5
    Prey 2
    Gears of War Judgement

    All would have been better next gen I think

    #3 2 years ago
  4. diego-rbb-93

    Thanks god, the game is resurrecting from dark finally.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Sadismek

    Wow, I thought we’d never see this game again. Good grief!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Talkar

    The tags “Prey, Prey2, Prey 2, FPS, Bethesda Softworks, Human Head Studios,” are no longer part of the source code. But yeah, this is definitely Prey 2

    #6 2 years ago
  7. mreko3230

    @1 and @2 There is nothing here to indicate it isn’t next gen. Plus, by everyone’s account it looks like SONY is going to reveal the PS4 this month. Also, just like when the XBOX 360 came out, there is sure to be some cross-platform games that will be on the current gen and next gen at the same time.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Edo

    That’s some fucking awesome news right there,THANKS Steph!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Stephany Nunneley

    @8 NP! I hope it’s not something done up by someone with nothing better to do than troll. I was honestly really skeptical, and almost refrained from posting it. But here’s hoping, etc.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Edo

    @9 Same here,and I’m glad you decided to post it anyway.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Ali

    @9,10 I am actually struggling to hold my excitement just for the sake of not looking like an idiot if that turned out as fake as it looks.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. LuLshuck

    @3 show me a cross platform launch title that came out for ps3 and xbox which was actually good because about 99% of them were all buggy and shit, even zombieu isnt even perfect

    #12 2 years ago
  13. IL DUCE

    Yeah it’s definitely next gen guys…GTA 5 got pushed back into September so that should tell you when the next consoles are coming out, safe to assume Prey 2 will definitely be next gen as well, since they could be out as early as June

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Ali

    GTA 5 will be released on current gen consoles. The game probably costed tons of millions and R* won’t waste its time by making it a launch title for two systems that might face rough times at the beginning. Say nothing that the systems won’t be released together and the gap can be a lengthy one. Neither Sony nor MS can afford exclusivity of the title.

    The game probably got pushed back because of it needing some extra time. Last time I checked, the graphics weren’t really next genish.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Moonwalker1982



    I don’t get all this talk about GTA V being for next-gen all of a sudden. Do people forget that they have been working 5+ years on this game for the current hardware? As if they are gonna thrown that down the drain and alienate the huge fanbases of both 360 and PS3…no way. A port to the next-gen consoles later perhaps? Kinda like the ports of the PSP GTA’s to PS2? probably….but first on the current consoles.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. manamana

    Oh.My.Gosh! Awesome news indeed, hope its still that kind of game we saw in demos long time ago. Next-gen? I’ll take it!

    #16 2 years ago
  17. YoungZer0

    Stop getting irrational, people. There is not even a slight hint at it becoming next-gen. So don’t expect it, otherwise you’ll get disappointed for no reason.

    Let’s all just be happy that it’s finally coming out.

    About. Damn. Time.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Ireland Michael

    Indeed. People are going to be extremely disappointed when they realise that all the next gen is going to do is give us slightly prettier graphics.

    Looking forward to hearing what this is all about though. Loved the pants off the first one.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. absolutezero

    Prepare your anus for a complete face lift on what made the original reveal interesting.

    Prepare for Fuse 2.0.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Digital Bamboo

    Holy crap. I can just vaguely remember one of my roommates playing Prey on PC back in university, and that was YEARS ago. Part 2 is just approaching a countdown now? Damn.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. YoungZer0

    @19: I doubt it. From the many stories we’ve read here on VG247 it sounded like Bethesda was being an asshole.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Edo

    Did you guys tried to contact anyone from Bethesda,perhaps Pete Hines?

    #22 2 years ago
  23. koen1911

    Aaaaaaaaaaaand we’re back! Check out , I knew refreshing every day would lead to some result! A few days ago there was a big Subscribe button, now we got an actual confirmation!

    #23 2 years ago
  24. manamana

    Holy-Smoking-Pope! Let’s hope it’s not another trainwreck, this *must* be good.

    May I add:

    Wow, they need to update their site:

    Release Date: TBA 2012
    Genre: First Person Shooter
    Game Modes: Single-player
    Rating: Rating Pending
    Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
    Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Playstation 3
    Engine: Modified id Tech 4


    #24 2 years ago

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