Prey 2
Rumour: Prey 2 Shelved By Bethesda
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Rumours abound that Bethesda may have cancelled Human Head's Prey 2, the FPS sequel that we last saw at both Gamescom and Bethesda's BFG Showcase in 2011. On each occasion, Prey 2 was looking in fine shape, so a potential cancellation could come as something of a shock.

According to an inside source in a report on Dutch site PS Focus (posted on NeoGAF), intel has been dug up claiming that a Prey 2 presentation scheduled for GDC earlier this month was pulled, as the game had reportedly been shelved by Bethesda. If true, an official announcement is expected next week.

"Yes, Zenimax forced us to pull all Prey 2 related talks from GDC. I'm pretty devastated by the news. This was to be my first conf talk," Human Head's Lead Programmer, Brian Karis tweeted prior to GDC. Bethesda has yet to comment on the rumours surrounding Prey 2.

Check out our Prey 2 preview from last year's Bethesda showcase.

[Via Eurogamer]


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Comment #1 by Ollie Stacey
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 07:24:37 PM
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No Way In Hell! This must live!

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Comment #2 by Masta Mylez
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 07:25:52 PM
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I enjoyed Prey 1 and was looking forward to part 2 but it's just another FPS to me.

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Comment #3 by KuShNsTieN
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 07:29:21 PM
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Noooo :(

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Comment #4 by Xathlak
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 07:30:40 PM
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This was actually sounding like an interesting premise :(

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Comment #6 by Spanish Assault
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 07:33:20 PM
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wow...although this game looks like it has nothing to do with the first one.

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Comment #7 by Skeletor
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 07:33:41 PM
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Can't they just take back Brink? That's fair, right?

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Comment #8 by punkrockfox
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 07:34:35 PM
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Sequel should be canned. The first one was terrible.

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Comment #9 by EchoPark
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 07:35:26 PM
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I saw a wee demo of it a GAMEfest and it looked prety amazing really gutted about this hope its on hold or something but not canned

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Comment #10 by bennoth
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 07:43:23 PM
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Well we managed to change the ending to mass effct 3, im sure if we caused enough fuss we can get this back in development. (considering this is true)

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Comment #11 by Teh Phantomz
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 07:46:35 PM
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Bethesda do fine work, not happy it got canned.

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Comment #12 by Bulby33
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 07:51:09 PM
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I'm not happy with this if it's true. It looked pretty rad.

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Comment #13 by resevil239
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 07:53:46 PM
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^except bethesda is just the publisher, meaning they were paying for it, not actually making it.

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Comment #15 by deluxnugs
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 08:02:05 PM
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fukn hell.i was in gamestop today and saw that itd been pushed back untill the holidays.i was devastated.i was sure i was going to be playing this in a couple weeks.if this is fully true itll be fukd.FUUUUUKKKfukn racoon city got out.that shit should be buried out in the desert with that fukn atari mess.all the trash that keeps hitting shelves.well over 800 mass market games are published every year across the diffrfrrrbnnnn

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Comment #16 by owenstoodstill
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 08:05:08 PM
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Shocking if true !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look at the crap that constantly comes out. Prey 1 was brilliant and although it didn't really take what it could to a different level it still had a great concept

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Comment #18 by tigersrule
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 08:16:43 PM
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@14 Leave it to a fanboy to bring up CoD in an article that has nothing to do with it.

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Comment #19 by Nevander
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 08:21:05 PM
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I love how they can good games but keep bringing out trash games like CoD.

/begin flaming and thumbs down

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Comment #20 by Aussie27Legend
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 08:44:13 PM
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Won't happen.

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Comment #21 by HDresden
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 09:14:23 PM
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if its true, that's a letdown. the game looked very promising and a lot of fun. however, based on the way the game has been described and talked about, maybe they ran into a problem similar to metal gear rising in which they had the ideas and the groundwork for the game, but just couldn't find the right direction.

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Comment #22 by BadBoyKillah89
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 09:25:25 PM
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What? What the hell is going on here? First Rainbow Six Patriots supposedly gets canned (for what? being original?) and now this? Yet another game that looked to be doing its own thing going down. I really hope this is BS.

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Comment #23 by Xero Shinobi
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 09:29:31 PM
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@ you should join them, maybe then you'd quit your bitching and realise nobody gives a fuck about your opinion

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Comment #24 by Andreas_loel
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 09:32:12 PM
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Prey 1 sucked ass, nice to hear that it might be canned. The world doesnt need more shit games

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Comment #25 by darkboy1200
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 09:38:50 PM
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Remember that last rumor about Doom 4? How it was being cancelled? Yeah, that turned out to be flat out false. Not sure why people would put faith in a rumor that originated from a Dutch site reporting on a game being developed in midwest America.

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Comment #26 by BeheldBryan
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 09:42:09 PM
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Gotta cancel this to have resources focused on Elder Scrolls Online.

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Comment #27 by Comatose
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 09:45:43 PM
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what the eff?! Prey 1 was Great, anyone who actually played it knows this, unless they have brain trauma. Why would they can this??!!! big mistake!!! if thats true that is.

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Comment #28 by Frankie Godskin
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 09:49:31 PM
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Thought the original was good for the time it came out. Surprised Bethesda shelved it: maybe they're trying to avoid the backlash they received from games like Brink (which I thought was decent) and Wet (which I fell asleep playing).

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Comment #29 by Luis Ownz
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 10:20:42 PM
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@14 Go fuck yourself.

Anyway I'm going to be sad if this game is cancelled. I really enjoyed the first game. Even though the second game looks as if it has nothing to do with the first, it still looked really cool. I hope these rumours are false.

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Comment #30 by Lou Keymia
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 10:41:47 PM
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@14- I suspect you were being sarcastic. If that's the case, that was superbly placed flame bait.

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Comment #31 by tigersrule
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 11:10:34 PM
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@30 Nope. He was being completely serious. I suspect he's that Captain Taco kid that keeps getting banned for trolling.

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Comment #32 by cheevo360
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 11:19:27 PM
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Oh dear if true it is shame but plenty games come out this year and next year and so. I will disappoint if Prey 2 been cancelled because from what video trailer that show look promise and they promise it is open world first-person shooter.

Anyway if cancelled, I am ok with it because plenty FPS out there in this year and next year like Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Patriots, Doom 4, Halo 4, Bioshock Infinite, Borderlands 2, Metro: Last Light, Far Cry 3, Brothers in Arms: Furious 4, Aliens: Colonial Marines, XCOM, Dishonored, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Sniper 2 Ghost Warrior (if that become great and biggest improvements over first series which is shitty).

Those plenty and I not worry if Prey 2 cancelled but I do hope Bethesda gonna say rumour is fake but if true oh well, dont worry there plenty FPS games coming soon. :)

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Comment #33 by blackout529
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 11:22:53 PM
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You mean just like the Battlefield girls who invade CoD posts?

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Comment #34 by Blue Thunder28
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 11:27:52 PM
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Better not be true.

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Comment #35 by Ingles
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 11:39:54 PM
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Comment #36 by Michaelsully
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 02:14:40 AM
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Well, we'll always have that really, really good trailer. Seriously, I never looked into Prey 1, but the trailer for Prey 2 got me pretty pumped.

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Comment #37 by WalterWhite
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 02:58:41 AM
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The first Prey had some cool ideas, I don't even know why this was gonna be called Prey 2 it looked nothing like the first. Here's the thing though, nobody played this game yet. Maybe the developers did and said you know what, no. This is a piece of shit, can it and let's move on. It's one less mediocore shooter folks, by the end of the year there will be 20 more to replace it.

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Comment #38 by CraigChaotic
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 04:46:48 AM
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NOT HAPPY. The original was by far one of the most interesting games I've played, they could have done so much more with it.

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Comment #39 by TacticalTodger
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 04:52:55 AM
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This game was looking to be awesome :/ I hope this isn't true.

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Comment #40 by DecadentBeaver
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 04:59:45 AM
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I loved Prey, such a unique game in its own way. Using portals before Portal! Quite a lengthy game too. One of the first games I ever played and my first 1000g. I'm gonna be truly gutted if this is true.

To all the haters of Prey/Bethesda, why don't you use your time more constructively, instead of posting pointless opinions about something you don't like? What a waste of time and energy. Go play a game you like instead?

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Comment #41 by Original
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 05:06:36 AM
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I thought Prey was owned by 3D Realms?
Or did I miss something?

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Comment #42 by l.maciver
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 05:19:01 AM
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(insert darth vader nooo!)

WTF, why it looked pretty much like it was almost done.

#everyone bring COD/BATTLEFIELD in here, get the fuck out, that is all.
#37, its like farcry, farcry 2 was nothing like the first.
#41, the first was, but i think they sold when the went under.

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Comment #43 by sonicfan01
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 05:58:40 AM
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They can let Brink be released but not this? :|

That's fucking stupid logic.

Epic Singleplayer campaign that looks to have surpassed the original in every way...

Or a Quake Wars where you can pull yourself up on ledges...

Thanks Bethesda :/

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Comment #44 by PhoenixTemplar
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 06:09:17 AM
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Got to say this could be true otherwise Bethesda would have come out and denied the rumor. Instead they say no comment, and there will be a press release next week? Does not sound like good news to me.

Hopefully Human Head Studios can shop it around and get a new publisher. The game looked like it had some serious potential, it would be a shame if it never saw the light of day.

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Comment #45 by packers4life12
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 06:23:40 AM
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@14 u are why i will never buy either of those games!

....and this is why I quit buying games by Bethesda after Fallout 3. Because the idiots that run that company let garbage like Brink and a rehashed version of Fallout 3 in Fallout New Vegas gets released, but a game like Prey2 that looks original and amazing gets canned. 2 things I hope happens from this point on 1.) some publisher with brains picks this up e.Capcom, Square Enix. 2.) I hope Bethesda goes under because after the last two POS games they put out and now cancelling Prey2 its what they deserve. Rant over

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Comment #46 by Grummy
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 07:03:44 AM
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@45 You are as big a moron as I have ever seen. There is nothing that you say that is of any genuine intelligence or value to anyone. To call Skyrim a POS is to display unquestioning and boundless idiocy. You are the stupidest person the world has ever known.

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Comment #47 by packers4life12
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 07:23:21 AM
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@46 I swear its keyboard faggots like u that make me hate the video game world. I get on here to vent my flustration at Bethesda for cancelling a game that i was looking forward to since it was announced, and u jump on my ass for it. You obviously cant read aswell because if you could you'd seen i never mentioned Skyrim dumbass! Furthermore, why dont you go get a life instead of trolling threads and trying to sound like your smart behind your keyboard shield. Do the world a favor andn quit jacking off in your mothers basement and kill your.

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Comment #48 by xLsWx
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 07:49:49 AM
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@47 Sorry to jump in on this, he has a point you talked about the last 2 POS released by Bethesda - well Skyrim was one of the last 2. Perhaps you should come down a little off your soapbox either way, think you and 46 need to stay away from sugar :)


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Comment #49 by l.maciver
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 07:53:05 AM
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#47, comments like that should be removed. Now calling fallout:new vegas and brink POS games is you right i cant stop you from saying it but i will point out bethsda dont make them games just publish them. Same story with PREY 2, they are just publishing them.

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Comment #50 by El Presidente
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 07:54:52 AM
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Could be just as easily been pulled back from GDC to have something interesting to show at BFG 2012 and/or E3 2012.

It looked pretty far into production to me and isn't the most expensive project thanks to them having a small team and using an old engine, developped by Bethesda's own team id software ... so shelving it now seems even more of a surprise to me than the announcement last year.

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Comment #51 by packers4life12
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 08:08:11 AM
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@49 So what your saying is it was cool for dude to bash me when i when i was just voicing my opininon about Bethesda, and said nothing negative to anyone posting on this thread?? FUCK THAT!! The dude's a tool and deserved every word of it.

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Comment #52 by francisrossi
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 08:56:31 AM
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@41 - 3D Realms were only the producers. Human Head were the actual developers. As to why it's not under 3D Realms, that's probably due to their complete inability to actually bring a game out in a sensible time frame.

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Comment #53 by Dov
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 09:08:29 AM
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So hot on the heels of news that Bethesda denied royalty payments to Obsidian over Fallout: NV over one metacritic point despite the game selling six million copies, now they're canceling Prey 2 for no good God damn reason. Meanwhile, they went ahead and published critical and sales disasters like WET, Rogue Warrior, Brink, Hunted, and RAGE, but oh no, we can't give Prey 2 a shot.

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Comment #54 by Kinectamaniac
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 09:47:55 AM
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I hope it did get cancelled...EVERYTHING that made PREY awesome, they want to remove from PREY 2.


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Comment #55 by Cormyre
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 11:05:24 AM
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Even though it didn't seem that it should have had the Prey name tacked to it, the game still looked pretty good and I was actually looking forward to it, sad if it turns out to be true.

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Comment #56 by the ferenczy
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 12:02:54 PM
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Some other company will pick it up, rename it, and release it. Just because Bethesda dropped it doesn't mean the game is completely dead.

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Comment #57 by Ultimo Godzilla
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 12:52:34 PM
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This is bullshit. Good games like Mirrors Edge 2 and now this get pushed back while we get force-fed Modern Warfare 3 bullshit.

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Comment #59 by Bin Boy Billy
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 03:27:14 PM
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this looked realy promising :'(

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Comment #60 by Killa12
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 03:35:54 PM
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Comment #61 by BackerMan
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 03:53:00 PM
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brink shouldve canned.

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Comment #62 by HERKONE29
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 04:06:07 PM
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WHY!! dont get

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Comment #63 by Kaskade
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 04:13:43 PM
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Give it to Square Enix or maybe MS

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Comment #64 by Tubby 94
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 04:15:38 PM
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Comment #65 by xSavage Henry
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 04:34:37 PM
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awww that sucks. I thought the first one was actually quite good for a 06 game.

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Comment #66 by CaBo0sEy 98
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 09:02:16 PM
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dam this was shaping up nicely

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Comment #68 by High Lord Sigma
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 11:26:52 PM
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I will not be happy if this turns out to be true. Prey 2 looks like it's taking the Prey universe to interesting new places, so it'd be a shame if the game got canned.

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Comment #69 by JayShockblast
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 07:43:45 AM
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The first Prey got boring fast, but this one looked like it was going to be really cool. I even already have it on pre-order. I somehow thought it was coming out April 3rd. I guess not. Bummer. I was really looking forward to playing this.

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Comment #70 by Kinectamaniac
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 08:39:15 AM
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In other news (not really), Nintendo announces, "we're making a new Super Mario game...but it won't have Warps, Mushrooms, a Princess, a Koopa, oh...and no Mario either."

That's exactly what they've done with Prey 2.

Why did they even call it Prey 2 when it doesn't feature ANY Prey-type gameplay?

Couldn't they have simply called it something else?

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Comment #71 by ChosenOne
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 01:17:42 PM
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Dishonored better be one heck of a game if they cancel Prey 2. And they better be working on Fallout 4 if they cancel Prey 2.

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Comment #72 by yamiseth
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 03:31:24 PM
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Comment #73 by gamerdan006
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 04:20:56 PM
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They Better Not!!!

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Comment #74 by Rastaman20
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 07:24:30 PM
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i thought the first prey sucked but i was actually looking forward to this one since you where kinda like bobafet lol but oh well thats 60$ i dont have to spend lmao

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Comment #75 by Jaws as Crowns
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 08:58:44 PM
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i want to know what comment 14 said but its not there anymore.

and its just a rumor. im certain it will come out...sooner or later.

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Comment #76 by jbixler
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 12:07:55 AM
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I think it's funny how people make rage comments over other games that have nothing to do with the game in the article. I'm probably not helping by pointing that out but oh well.

I was really looking forward to playing Prey 2. I played the first one about 5 years ago when a friend made me play it, but I couldn't really get into it. I loved the gameplay of Prey 2 they showed at E3 last year, it looked great. I'm thinking about getting my hands on Prey again and actually play through the whole thing. Hopefully the sequel isn't officially canned.

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Comment #77 by Icefist1
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 11:39:43 AM
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Comment #78 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 04:49:32 PM
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They should have named it better, not riding on a cock of a much larger and greater legacy which it had little to do with. Maybe they will still release under different title? It looked OK, but I doubt I would be buying it...

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