Bethesda Softworks just issued a statement on Human Head Studios' Prey 2, confirming that the sequel is still in development but that it won't be making its planned 2012 debut. Nothing further is revealed with regards to release plans. The news comes in the wake of rumors that the game had been canceled, a rumor further supported by Human Head's recent tease of a possible Rune sequel.
The Prey 2 release delay is blamed on the game not measuring up to where Bethesda and Human Head would like it to be. Read on for the full statement below:
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. 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.