At E3 2016, Bethesda Softworks revealed a new reboot for the original Prey video game. It’s an update for the franchise being developed by Arkane Studios, the makers of Dishonored and Dishonored 2. During QuakeCon, Gamespot spoke to Bethesda’s Pete Hines, who discussed the now-canceled version of Prey 2. The game was in the works a while back, and it was even previewed at E3 some years ago. However, it ultimately never materialized, and the game was ultimately cancelled.
At QuakeCon, Hines addressed why the original version of Prey 2 was cancelled. He stated: “I mean, honestly, it’s really not that complicated. It hit a point where it wasn’t shaping up to be what we wanted and there didn’t seem to be a clear path to get to where we thought it needed to be. We decided the best thing to do was just to not proceed. That’s just it.”
Hines added, “I don’t want to go through and talk about stuff like, well, he said this and we said that. I want those guys to have every success and to not have to keep bringing up this thing. Games get canceled. It happens. Marriages go bad. It happens.”
The new Prey game will be a complete reboot of the original, and it will not be a direct sequel. Prey is due out later in 2017. The game is being developed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.
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