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.