After rumors surfaced the net claiming that Bethesda Softworks had cancelled Prey 2, Bethesda responded to such rumors with the commonly used phrase within public relations: “No comment”. While this statement is often used by the various PR agencies throughout the gaming industry, it is not common for Bethesda to offer such a comment unless the rumors are actually true causing concern for those interested in the sequel to the 2006 release. Read more for more details on Bethesda’s official response to such rumors.
Here we are roughly a month after the rumors evolved and Bethesda has great news for us all.
“Development of Prey 2 has not been cancelled but the game will not be released in 2012 as planned. 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. We have made a substantial investment in game development to deliver the experience fans want. We are determined only to release the AAA game that fans rightfully expect, and are unwilling to compromise our quality standards to meet a release schedule.”
So there you have it! As one who had the opportunity to check out Prey 2 at E3 2011, I am anticipating the launch of Prey 2 and while we can no longer expect its launch this year, when the game finally does launch, we should be looking at a true AAA release.