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Report: Dishonored Developer Arkane Takes Control of Prey 2

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Prey 2 no longer being developed by Human Head and has instead changed hands to Arkane Studios, say the latest reports.

The long-in-development and troubled follow-up to 2006’s Prey has endured rumours of cancellation and suspension, following its announcement in 2011.

Now, however, it seems that Dishonored developer Arkane has taken charge of the Bethesda-owned project.

According to the report, the team at Arkane has been told to “forget that it’s called Prey 2 and just treat it like a new System Shock.” Arkane is staffed by several members of Looking Glass, the outfit that created System Shock. In turn, System Shock is a spiritual predecessor to the BioShock series.

Perhaps the craziest part of this rumour, however, is that the game is now slated for a 2016 release, suggesting that most of the work done on the game so far is being thrown out the window. It also points to an Xbox One release.

What work has been done so far, we don’t know, but the report does claim that the game has bounced from studio to studio. Apparently, Obsidian had its hands on the title for a little while, and Rebellion were offered the project but turned it down.

So whatever state the game was in when it turned up at Arkane’s door, if indeed it has shown up at Arkane’s door, is likely a mess. A fresh start might be just what the project needs.

The rumour comes from two sources: Kotaku and Alien Noire.


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