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Bethesda: Prey 2 Hasn't Been Cancelled, But it Won't Release This Year
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Good news everyone! Prey 2 has not been cancelled. Bad news everyone! Prey 2 will not be releasing this year as planned, due to development failing to progress "satisfactorily this past year". That's the gist of a statement issued by Bethesda today, regarding the status of Prey 2.

"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," reads Bethesda's statement.

"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."

No release window for Prey 2 has been announced, but it's good to know that the game is still coming, even if it now ends up launching in 2013.


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Comment #1 by Baihu1983
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 09:12:48 AM
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Nuts, but good its not canned

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Comment #2 by Legendary801
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 09:16:06 AM
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Phew, I was scared that it was. This was really intriguing at E3 last year, really stoked for it!

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Comment #3 by Nami
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 09:18:45 AM
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I am willing to wait for a better quality game rather than get a bad quality game early. Lets hope they make it the best it can be!

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Comment #4 by PrinceOfThralls
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 09:22:49 AM
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Next year then. This year all I need is halo4 anyway.

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Comment #5 by deluxnugs
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 09:23:01 AM
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yeah its just the inevitable being delayed.i really want this game to come out.i dont think we are going to see the time they think its gonne get out all the games that havnt been pushed back will be coming out.the begining of next year will be crowded with the games that are being developed for that time.not many games are going to come out this holiday to compete against halo cod and warfighter.they will be pushed untill 2013 and the release window will be so full that it wont make sense to try and release this game.fuk it im done

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Comment #6 by sheldipez
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 09:23:35 AM
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Best news all day

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Comment #7 by XenoNick
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 09:31:34 AM
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In one way I'm gutted but at least we will still get it one day.

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Comment #8 by Arawos
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 09:34:03 AM
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That's pretty good

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Comment #9 by Duken13
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 09:36:27 AM
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'"...the game does not currently meet our quality standards," reads Bethesda's statement.'

Either Bethesda is being funny, or the game is extremely bugged :3

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Comment #10 by Earth Djinn
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 09:39:06 AM
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As long as we really do end up getting it, I'm okay with this.

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Comment #11 by Gackt
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 09:46:22 AM
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Quality Standards? LMAO!!!!!!

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Comment #12 by quidyg
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 09:56:55 AM
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good to see this is still coming out. was just watching a gameplay trailer and it looks amazing. open world free roam and no multiplayer ftw

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Comment #13 by Dr Popodopolus
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 10:01:27 AM
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What standards are these? Buggy messes that Bethesda usually release?


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Comment #14 by ModernViking
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 10:08:33 AM
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ROFL!!! Quality standards????? Does that mean anything at all??

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Comment #15 by Damniel
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 10:09:18 AM
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Damn, whoever wrote that statement is having a massive dig at the devs! There are an infinite amount of ways to phrase that more diplomatically but that person is sending a clear message. Lift your game!

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Comment #16 by spike2055
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 10:20:26 AM
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hmm i never played the first one, i thought it was a crappy racing game. i dunno what i was thinking then lol. maybe i'll have to try the first one now.

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Comment #17 by Neomalysys
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 10:25:22 AM
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How could anyone think Bethesda would cancel a game. Every game they make sells thousands of copies they can wait to publish a game if they need to.

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Comment #18 by BLOMBOMB
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 10:53:59 AM
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Seemed like they had too much to cancel it completely anyway. I'm glad they're not. There's always something else to play to keep busy, and I'll gladly take a break for this game when it comes around.

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Comment #19 by Vindicator51
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 10:59:07 AM
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At least we can put the rumours to rest now.

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Comment #20 by Lord Montymort
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 11:05:40 AM
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I'm OK with this. Would rather wait for a quality title than be given a rushed mess now.

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Comment #21 by FroZeNSouL
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 11:12:39 AM
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Just please don't b yet another FPS that can b completed in 5hrs!!
Syndicate proved "different" isn't enough atm. Longer single player campaigns please!
Atlesst there's Bioshock infinate..oh wait

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Comment #22 by DecadentBeaver
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 11:24:11 AM
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Awesome news. I loved Prey, and would have liked to see a follow on from that game, but from what I've heard, this is a new character and story. Either way, I'll be getting this day 1.

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Comment #23 by Hansathan
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 11:26:34 AM
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Funny, I bet half these people making "Bethesda quality" jokes were the ones vehemently defending Skyrim's bug issues.

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Comment #24 by kitch
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 11:58:45 AM
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The original was first game I completed on 360!

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Comment #25 by Rodeo Legend
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 12:19:52 PM
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Better this way, I already have too many games I am getting this year.

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Comment #26 by Rickmassacre
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 12:49:57 PM
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prey was dreadful indian guy who walks on ceilings.

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Comment #27 by Zim
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 01:05:25 PM
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Prey 2 is being shifted to the next gen. It's going to be a 720/Wii U game and PS4 (if it's out in time). They had good success with making Prey an early title when it had quite a lot of care taken on it. Meaning it stood out more. Had they released it this winter it would have been up against the Wii U launch, GTA 5, Halo 4, AC3, Bioshock Infinite etc etc.

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Comment #28 by wickedclowns95
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 01:22:01 PM
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Comment #29 by Nevander
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 01:22:34 PM
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Glad to see it's not gone, but sad it's not releasing this year. They must have saw my long "NOOOOO" comment. LOL.

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Comment #30 by TeAmExTrEmE737
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 01:27:55 PM
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I was looking foward to this game this year. :'(.

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Comment #31 by gazmaster1
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 01:36:32 PM
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I cant wait but this is better news than it being cancelled.

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Comment #32 by BOBtheMASTER
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 01:47:07 PM
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Umm... that doesn't make sense. That joke is BASED on the fact that Skyrim was buggy. That's the foundation of the joke.

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Comment #33 by Wing X Custom
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 02:16:42 PM
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Not willing to sacrifice quality by releasing rushed work? hah tell that to Rage and Brink. I think they missed the memo.

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Comment #34 by Opiate42
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 02:23:08 PM
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better late then never

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Comment #35 by mato69
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 02:27:35 PM
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"and the game does not currently meet our quality standards".

They need to add more bugs trololol

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Comment #36 by blackout529
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 02:43:52 PM
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It's not cancelled. Yet.

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Comment #37 by llkaotiicll
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 03:17:44 PM
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Possibly a 720 (or whatever M$ calls it) launch title for fall 2013. Not saying it could happen, but from rumors the next Xbox wont be a huge overhaul of new graphics, not saying the graphics could be a lot better. Just a prediction, time will tell.

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Comment #38 by Fried Cola
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 04:41:54 PM
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Thank you "BETHESDA? QUALITY STANDARDS?! MCLOL AHAHAHAH" commenters. With the number of fanboys and apologists praising Bethesda on the internet, I thought I was alone in recognizing how every game they publish is usually a combination of lazy game design with a lot of really obvious and annoying bugs that should be considered inexcusable for winding up in a finished product.

Just recently I played Hunted The Demon Forge. I really like how frequently I pulled out my bow and COULDN'T SHOOT IT WHEN I REALLY NEEDED TO. Also couldn't shake the feeling I was playing a fantasy version of 50 Cent: BotS complete with partner doors.

Anyway, nice to see the game isn't cancelled. I'm assuming its not buggy enough for Bethesda's tastes.

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Comment #39 by Blueballs88
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 05:26:13 PM
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The first sentence in the story reminded me of Futurama. In relation to the topic at hand, I'm glad its not cancelled and we have an official word on it finally.

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Comment #40 by francisrossi
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 05:38:36 PM
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"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."


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Comment #41 by Master Charlton
Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 05:54:38 PM
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For those that are complaining and questioning the quality of Bethesda's games, you don't know what you're saying. A few glitches don't make a bad game, and all their games are fantastic.

OT : I'm glad they're taking the time. Even though most here won't appreciate it and will moan when it releases. This is guarenteed to be amazing though, so cannot wait. Take as long as you need.

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Comment #44 by I JiMb0 I
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 04:11:21 AM
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you really need to improve your sign up process to stop these script kiddies auto signing up for a new account and spamming the same crap on articles!

On topic... I really wanna play the game in its current state as its must be amusingly bad for them to say that!! some of those Fallout: New Vegas glitches was stupidly funny!!

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Comment #45 by n1hMrDeath
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 05:40:11 AM
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I am not surprised it buggy ,with what they been trying to do with the game ie open world like fallout but on a alien world,like in the cgi trailer ,always the way when trying to push game play,gfx etc forward,i could make a list but everyone knows em,disappointed its delayed but part me is happy they are serious about making it less buggy.
I am very looking forward to this one my gut is telling me this one is going to be very very good.

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