02 Prey 2 has NOT been cancelled, just delayed

Some good news for Prey fans after rumour begun circulating around a month ago that the sequel to Prey had been cancelled. Thanks to a short blog posting earlier this morning from Bethesda directly we now know it hasn't been cancelled and development continues.

Some good news for Prey fans after rumour begun circulating around a month ago that the sequel to Prey had been cancelled. Thanks to a short blog posting earlier this morning from Bethesda directly we now know it hasn't been cancelled and development continues.

However, it's not all rosey with confirmation that the game is no longer scheduled for release this side of 2013. Bethesda aren't happy with where things are at in the game's development at this point, as mentioned in the below statement :-

"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."

While no one likes delays, you have to admit this is a logical and respectable call of judgement that many ill-received games of years past could have benefited from so as not to tarnish the series and leave people unimpressed and forgetful of what was going to potentially be a blockbuster hit.

Source: Rock, Paper SHOTGUN