For a couple of weeks now, rumor’s had it that Prey 2 — a game that appeared to be shaping up rather nicely — was cancelled. Last week, Bethesda made an announcement to the contrary.
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.
Wowzers. Prey 2 doesn’t meet Bethesda‘s standards for quality? Don’t get me wrong; Bethesda games are amazing, but I wouldn’t consider them to be A+ material when it comes to the quality department. If Prey 2 isn’t up to par, then there must be some serious work to be done. With that in mind, a post-2012 release date is actually pretty understandable.