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Prey 2 “was a full game, fun,” claims ex-Human Head staffer

Saturday, 1st June 2013 16:53 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

An ex-Human Head employee has taken to Twitter to state that Prey 2 “was a full game,and a crazy fun one.”

According to the tweets pulled by PCgamesN, Jason L. Blair was a narrative designer and writer on the game for the last six months of its development.

Now at Volition, Blair took to Twitter to break his silence on the matter, after rumors of Arkane Studios taking over the project surfaced yesterday.

“This Prey 2/Arkane rumor is giving new life to a lot of old lies,” he said. “I’m been quiet about this whole business but can’t stay so anymore.

“I’ve worked at/with Human Head Games for years, including different stages of Prey 2 development .I was narrative designer/writer on Prey 2 for the last six months of its development at Human Head. It was a lot more than a demo. Prey 2 was a full game. And a crazy fun one. The team was small but you wouldn’t have known it.

“What happened to Prey 2, from where I sat, was political. And petty. And potentially litigable. Human Head had a great game. I was heartbroken when Prey 2 went into limbo. Human Head deserved to have that game released. Frankly, they needed it.

“As for Arkane, I’ve enjoyed what I played of Dishonored. They have the chops. If the rumor is true, they’ll likely do well with Prey 2. But I mourn that Prey 2 won’t belong to Human Head. I mourn that my friends won’t get recognition for what they accomplished.”

Yesterday, it was reported on Kotaku that a source with knowledge of the game’s development had claimed the project had shifted over to Arkane Studios.

Since the game’s debut at E3 2011, the game had also reportedly moved into the hands of Obsidian “for at least a few months.”

After the game was debuted, little to nothing was heard on the game, with rumors swirling around the Internet it has either been put o hold or cancelled entirely.

Bethesda has yet to comment on the game or the new rumors which have surfaced.

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12 Comments

  1. YoungZer0

    Can Human Head not simply rename the game and release it as something else under a different publisher? Kind of like what United Front Games did with Sleeping Dogs?

    Bethesda really needs to comment on this. This has been nothing but a disaster and their silence just adds more fuel to the fire. If the rumors are true then they are the biggest piece of shit publisher out there. There’s simply no reason to fuck a developer over like that. I don’t know what they did to piss off Bethesda this bad, but it can’t be worth all this trouble they’ve put them through.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 Bethesda bought the rights to the game in 2009 from Radar which bought it off 3D Realms. It owns it now, so there is nothing HH can do about it.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    “Can Human Head not simply rename the game and release it as something else under a different publisher? Kind of like what United Front Games did with Sleeping Dogs?”

    Square bought the assets so in order for something similar to happen HH would need to buy the assets and then they could change the name of the game.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. The_Red

    I don’t know about the full game (It could have been content full but still unfinished) but the gameplay of Prey 2 that was shown at E3 looked better AND more fun than ANY modern Bethesda game… so yeah. This is a fucking disgrace even if Prey 2 wasn’t finished.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. zinc

    I see this coming out next-gen & called something like Prey: Space Hunter, to further distance it from the original.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Beta

    Obviously I don’t know the full story of this. But this sounds like a dick move by Bethesda.

    Why would they suspend development and transfer it; costing themselves a fair bit more I imagine, if HH had already developed an allegedly full and fun game..?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. harr0w

    i know it wont change shit but these guys(bethesda) are fucking boycotted fuck em.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Lewis247

    Prey 2 genuinely looked promising, hope to finally just hear more soon.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Moonwalker1982

    What the hell man, so the game was finished basically and Bethesda scraps it, what the fuck man. A goddamn shame, cause it looked very cool in the gameplay videos.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. DSB

    @4 Aliens: Colonial Marines

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Deadpoolfan

    How about before “boycotting” Bethesda and passing all sorts of judgments we take this for what it is; the unsubstantiated word of ONE man. We don’t really know what happened and until then everyone should just chill.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. YoungZer0

    @11: It’s not just one man, similar rumors have been floating around for years. If they were Bullshit Bethesda would’ve said so years ago, but to this day, they refuse to comment.

    #12 2 years ago

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