Nathan Cheever, who is the leading designer working on Prey 2 at Human Head studios, has revealed that the game has not been canceled and that at the moment the team is conserving the work that has been done so far.
The developer has stated via Twitter that, “By the way, Prey 2 hasn’t been officially canceled, only in limbo.”
This probably means that the team at Human Head are no longer actively working on the game, but that they are still working with their publisher, Bethesda
, in order to make progress at a later date.
Sources inside the two companies have revealed that a dispute has appeared linked to the resources dedicated to the Prey 2 project, and the conflict seems to be unresolved at the moment.
Bethesda announced earlier during the year that it was putting Prey 2 on hold because of quality concerns after no new information was offered on the title for more than half a year.
A number of fans speculated that the game was actually canceled and that both Human Head and Bethesda are now looking for a way to make the announcement. Prey 2
was supposed to use an open-world structure and put the player in the space travelling boots of a bounty hunter.
The story of the first game in the series would be largely ignored, but main character Domasi Tawodi should be making an appearance at certain points during the narrative.
Human Head is rumored to be currently working on another game project, which might lend some credibility to rumors that Prey 2 was canceled.
Prey 2 was supposed to launch on the PC, the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 in late 2012, but the current problems might mean that the game will arrive during the same period of next year.