Half a decade after it was first announced, and two years after it was officially cancelled, the sequel to Prey has re-emerged.
Prey 2 was revealed as a sequel to Human Head Studios’ 2006 sci-fi first-person shooter in 2011, with a purported release date in 2012.
In 2012, publisher Bethesda confirmed that the title’s release would miss the year, with news breaking in 2013 that development had completely restarted at Dishonored developer Arkane Studios.
However, just one year later, Bethesda VP Pete Hines revealed that the game had been cancelled outright.
Now it appears that Prey 2 has been resurrected, but will be known as simply ‘Prey’.
Arkane’s Austin studio is working on the title, which was unveiled live on stage by CEO and director Raphael Colantonio during Bethesda’s E3 conference.
Helping with development is renowned RPG developer Chris Avellone, who tweeted confirmation that he had been working with Arkane.
Avellone previously contributed to games including Fallout 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, Pillars of Eternity, South Park: The Stick of Truth and Divinity: Original Sin 2.
Prey is headed to PC, PS4 and Xbox One, with further details set for release at this year’s Quakecon.
Develop spoke to Human Head last year after the aftermath experienced by the developer following Prey 2’s initial cancellation – read the interview here.
They announced that game I'm working on helllllls yesssss#BE3 pic.twitter.com/fjnMNwPQ8M
— Chris Avellone (@ChrisAvellone) June 13, 2016