Prey 2 was feared cancelled earlier today due to a quote from Bethesda's Pete Hines. He told IGN, "I can be very clear about this. At one point, we looked at Prey 2 and decided that in its current state, with all the money, time, and resources we put into it, it didn’t meet our expectations. So we decided to pull the plug from our end." "Pulling the plug..." seems a little harsh, which is why many believed Prey 2 had been cancelled.
"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."
Panic occurred a few weeks ago too when gamers noticed Prey 2 was removed from Bethesda's upcoming game list. Again, Bethesda denied rumors the game was cancelled, instead insisting they needed more time.
I'm sure Bethesda is getting annoyed with the media always speculating their game is cancelled, but at the same time it's nice to see more so fans support Prey 2 in the wake of those rumors. Whenever Prey 2 "meets expectations" there will be plenty of fans ready for it. I know I am!
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