I’m not sure whether this deserves a sigh of relief or yet another collective holding of breath – but Prey 2, the game that turned heads at last year’s E3 is most definitely not cancelled. Publisher Bethesda put out a brief, almost scolding statement claiming that the game is still in the works – contrary to recent rumors, but it has been delayed past its 2012 launch window, due to quality concerns.
The tone is terse: “The delay is due to the fact that game development has not progressed satisfactorily this past year, and the game does not currently meet our quality standards. Prey 2 has shown great promise and we regret disappointing our fans.”
The game was the surprise hit of E3 2011 for plenty of folks, including the straw, who called it one of his “favorite demos from the entire show” in our GameShark coverage. Let’s hope developer Human Head can get it together for next year.