Those of you who were incredibly distraught after hearing a number of rumors regarding the impending cancellation of Human Head’s FPS Prey 2 can finally rest easy, as Bethesda has just confirmed that the game is still very much alive.
Unfortunately however, the game has been delayed past its 2012 release window due to the fact that the title currently doesn’t meet the high “quality standards” of the publisher. Bethesda explained:
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.
It looks like the publisher will now be able to focus all of its energy on the upcoming Skyrim DLC as well as the launch of Dishonored for the rest of 2012. For more on how Prey 2 is coming along, be sure to keep it locked to PlayStation LifeStyle.