Rumor: Arkane Studios developing Prey 2

Old project reportedly scrapped, new project set for 2016.

Arkane Studios, the developer behind Dishonored, are working on the long-silent Prey 2, according to Kotaku sources.

Specifically, the developer’s Austin studio is said to be working on the project, which was previously in development at Human Head Studios, who developed the first game.

Kotaku’s sources say “at least some of the folks” at Arkane are upset and don’t want to make the game.

What’s more, Prey 2 fan site Alien Noire is reporting it was also once in development at Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment, and that Rogue Warrior developer Rebellion turned down the opportunity to make it. Kotaku says it was able to confirm Obsidian’s prior involvement in the game.

After shopping around for a developer, Bethesda decided to have Arkane, who they failed to convince work on it willingly, develop it anyway, the report continues. The team would start from scratch and set a targeted release for 2016.

None of this is confirmed, of course, so take it with a grain of salt for now.

We last officially heard from Prey 2 in April 2012, when Bethesda said the game was not cancelled, but that its development at the time had not progressed satisfactorily.

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