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Prey 2 Officially Announced, Set for 2012

So it looks like Prey 2 is a go. Not sure how much this moves the meter with you folks but everyone seems to be talking about this so here’s the quick PR.

March 14, 2011 (London, UK) — Bethesda Softworks today announced that Prey 2, the sequel to the popular 2006 game, is scheduled for release in 2012 and will be available for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows. First details on the game will be revealed in the May issue of PSM3.

Prey 2 is being developed by Human Head Studios, the studio that created Prey, the original award-winning game. Prey 2 is being built on the cutting edge id tech engine from id Software.

“We are thrilled to be working with Bethesda on Prey 2,” said Chris Rhinehart, project lead. Prey 2 will provide gamers the opportunity to explore a new facet of the Prey universe, one that offers fast-paced action in an open, alien world. We’re excited to show gamers the title we have been working on and hope they will be as excited by this title as we are.”

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Bill Abner

Bill has been writing about games for the past 16 years for such outlets as Computer Games Magazine, GameSpy, The Escapist, GameShark, and Crispy Gamer. He will continue to do so until his wife tells him to get a real job.

4 thoughts to “Prey 2 Officially Announced, Set for 2012”

  1. Prey benefited from three things: it was released when the xbox 360 was trickling out almost no games of note, the FPS revolution heralded by COD, Bioshock and STALKER was still over a year away, and it didn’t have Portal there to contest its own much touted portals.

    I’m going to go ahead and say that while I haven’t played Prey since 2006, time probably hasn’t been kind to this game. For the sequel to be a success, you’re looking at a complete reboot of the series. Given the amount of time between the first game and the announcement of the sequel, it’s reasonable to assume the developers felt the same. So that’s good. However, it’s troublesome that in the gap between the first game and Prey 2, Human Head Studios has released a total of zero other games. That gap in time, and the fact they really don’t have any laurels to rest on, makes this game a huge question mark in my book.

  2. for me prey was a surprising game. mind you i didn’t play it when it was released, i tried the demo, thought it was meh and completely forgot about it. one day whilst browsing around gamestop about a year later i saw it used for like $5 so i figured its gotta be at least $5 worth of fun.

    after playing through i was very pleasantly surprised, as the game progressed the puzzles and shooting just kept getting better. i loved effort that was put into trying to do something new and while the end product was far from polished the years stuck in development hell surely held it back, there was a bunch of promise in the series and i’m definately gonna keep this on my radar.

    looking back it was probably the best $5 game i ever bought

  3. As long as the doors that look like angry vaginas make a return appearance, I’ll play it. If not, I’ll likely pass.

  4. I completely forgot about the vagina doors! The only explanation is that the developers gave their artist a rubber porn store vagina and said, “Let there be doors.”

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