The lights are on
The publisher’s VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines said at E3 that the delayed and rumored-dead project is a disappointment internally and vowed to keep fans in the loop if and when the game moves forward.
“We appreciate that folks are displeased that we haven’t had any update or any info on Prey 2, but whatever your displeasure is, you can’t even be remotely as unhappy about it as us,” Hines told IGN. “We spent years and millions of dollars and a ton of effort trying to help Human Head make a great Prey 2 game. What we said the last time we said anything was that it’s not up to our quality standards."
Prey 2 has been in development at Human Head Studios, which developed the original (and also long-delayed to the tune of over a decade) Prey that released in 2006. The project’s status is currently unknown, though unsubstantiated rumors from a few weeks ago alleged that Dishonored developer Arkane Studios has taken over and is rebuilding the game from the ground up.
Hines cast the decision as a business reality that has nothing to do with an aversion to the series, the subject matter, or Human Head. “What is the chance that we have some amazing, unbelievable game and we’re just not talking about it for no reason? Zero,” Hines said. “This is a business. We do have bills to pay and people to employ. They have families that they would like to provide for. You don’t just keep throwing money at something or going down a path that you’re not happy about.”
It would seem that Bethesda is eager to put the days of Rogue Warrior and Brink behind it.
At least they didn't beat around the bush and just said that it wasn't good enough for them. Though "I" really do hope that Prey 2 gets released at some point because it did show some promise.
Is it troubling that anytime delays this long occur visions of Duke Nukem Forever start dancing around in my head?
i hope it eventually get's released
I actually commend this guy for speaking up and being (while brash and blunt) honest. Too many times have devs invested millions of dollars and years of blood sweat and tears into horrible, broken, bug filled just plain unenjoyable games.. It's sad because he is right; they do have bills to pay and mouths to feed but there is no reason to make the gamers suffer because the final product is DOA.
With hardware getting more powerful and intricate each console generation, its time for the shmucks to hone the power they utilize and maybe, just maybe 75% of what hits store shelves (or online) can be 8.5 to 10 out of 10's..
And the next time you walk into your local gamestop, just look at the barren wasteland known as the "used games" section. Stare at titles you've either never heard of or has gotten horrid reception (Im staring at you X-Blade, dungeoun siege, timeshift!, those are the ones developers SHOULD PREVENT from making! So again, im all for it.
The original Prey was awful.
Man, they could release Fallout 3 but not Prey 2? Must have been really terrible.
It is about damn time that they commented on this. Too bad development went south, I thought that the game looked really cool. It was a little rough around the edges but I figured they could smooth it out. I guess there must have been much bigger issues with the game that we were unaware of. I look forward to seeing what Arkane can do with the concept but at the same time it sucks to lose the previous incarnation of the game.
I'm not surprised and honestly happy it wasn't released if they think it's disappointing. Still, I always hope for the best with this game.
Seriously is this the same publisher that allowed Rogue Warrior to be birthed; Prey 2 must have stunk something awful......
where was bethesda's quality standards when they released hunted the demons forge and brink back to back?
Love how candid his response was.
Well the first Prey wasn't all that great, so don't worry about it Human Head Studios.
I still don't get why they had to start over from the ground up, it looked great before.
If they don't finish or ever release the game, they should give a free copy of the work they had online.
Sad to see PR saying stuff like this
It can't possibly be worse than Rogue Warrior.