Arkane Studios working on Prey 2
Dishonored developer, Arkane Studios, is working on Prey 2, despite previous claims to the contrary...
Although Bethesda may not want you to know just yet, it's been revealed by some leaked emails that Arkane Studios is, in fact, working on Prey 2.
The sequel to the 2006 FPS, previously worked on by Human Head Studios, is apparently being developed by Arkane, and none of the existing Human Head content is being utilised.
Disclosed by Kotaku, which managed to obtain the leaked emails, Arkane Austin is working on a rebooted version of Prey 2, which is currently in the pre-production phase. The other half of Arkane, based in Lyon France, is working on a sequel to Dishonored, and co-director, Harvey Smith, has moved out to France to oversee the project.
According to Kotaku's sources, back in Texas the team hopes to make Prey 2 a spiritual successor to Irrational's System Shock 2 (even though BioShock already has that link). To this end, the game is being redesigned from the ground up, and will be a different beast to the Prey 2 already shown off via teaser trailers. You can view the actual emails that discuss the reboot of Prey 2 over at Kotaku (link below).
Although the original Prey wasn't a huge hit, and was in fact considered to be distinctly average by many, it had some interesting ideas, including the use of portals before Valve's Portal was released. The sequel, however, looked pretty impressive, but with a full reboot now on the cards, Prey 2 is once again a mystery. Still, coming from the studio that brought us Dishonored, it may still be cause for celebration.
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